Pillsbury Lincoln Mill, view of the mill, Anoka, Minnesota

Pillsbury Lincoln Mill, view of the mill, Anoka, Minnesota

Pillsbury Lincoln Mill, view of the mill, Anoka, Minnesota, reprint, c.1930.

Pillsbury Lincoln Mill and the milling district, Anoka, Minnesota

Pillsbury Lincoln Mill and the milling district, Anoka, Minnesota

Pillsbury Lincoln Mill and the milling district, Anoka, Minnesota.

Rebuilding the turbine wheel house on Lincoln Mill

Rebuilding the turbine wheel house on Lincoln Mill

Rebuilding the turbine wheel house on Lincoln Mill in Anoka. Postcard, 1918.

Pillsbury Lincoln Mill and a bird's-eye-view of Anoka, Minnesota

Pillsbury Lincoln Mill and a bird's-eye-view of Anoka, Minnesota

Pillsbury Lincoln Mill and a bird's-eye-view of Anoka, Minnesota, 1918.

Pillsbury Lincoln Mill and the Rum River, Anoka, Minnesota

Pillsbury Lincoln Mill and the Rum River, Anoka, Minnesota

Pillsbury Lincoln Mill and the Rum River, Anoka, Minnesota, c.1910.

Pillsbury Lincoln Mill on the Rum River in Anoka, Minnesota

Pillsbury Lincoln Mill on the Rum River in Anoka, Minnesota

Pillsbury Lincoln Mill on the Rum River in Anoka, Minnesota, c.1890.

Lincoln Mill, Anoka, Minnesota

Lincoln Mill, Anoka, Minnesota

Lincoln Mill, Anoka, Minnesota, c.1890. Lithograph by Louis Haugg.

Washburn Mill Company poster

Washburn Mill Company poster

Washburn Mill Company poster, created by the St. Paul Dispatch, 1889.

Pillsbury Lincoln Mill after it was destroyed by fire

Pillsbury Lincoln Mill after it was destroyed by fire

View of Anoka's Pillsbury Lincoln Mill after it was destroyed by fire, c.1884, reprint.

Lincoln Mill, Anoka

In 1880, two Minneapolis businessmen built the Lincoln Flouring Mill in Anoka, Minnesota. The Lincoln Mill became one the largest country flour mills in the state, surviving until 1939 in spite of catastrophes like the Anoka fire of 1884.

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