Governor John S. Pillsbury and friends at State Fair

Governor John S. Pillsbury and friends at State Fair

Governor John S. Pillsbury and friends at the State Fair, c.1900.

Mahala Fisk Pillsbury with her mother, daughter, and grandson

Mahala Fisk Pillsbury with her mother, daughter, and grandson

Mahala Fisk Pillsbury with her mother, daughter, and grandson, c.1888. Photograph by Arthur B. Rugg.

Governor John S. Pillsbury

Governor John S. Pillsbury

Governor John S. Pillsbury, c.1888. Photograph by Arthur B. Rugg.

John S. Pillsbury

John S. Pillsbury

Official Governor's Portrait of John S. Pillsbury, 1887. Painted by artist John Antrobus.

John S. Pillsbury home

John S. Pillsbury home

John S. Pillsbury Home, 1005 Fifth Street Southeast, Minneapolis, c.1885. Photograph by William H. Jacoby.

John S. Pillsbury sign

John S. Pillsbury sign

A wood-framed, glass-plated sign that hung in the Minnesota governor's office from 1876 to 1884.

Governor John Sargent Pillsbury

Governor John Sargent Pillsbury

John Sargent Pillsbury, c.1865. Photograph by Whitney's Gallery.

Governor John S. Pillsbury

Governor John S. Pillsbury

Governor John S. Pillsbury, c.1898.

Pillsbury, John Sargent (1827–1901)

In forty-six years as a Minnesotan, John Sargent Pillsbury helped establish what eventually became one of the world's largest flour-milling businesses, served three terms as governor, and contributed—generously and often anonymously—to numerous causes he deemed worthy.

Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad (Soo Line)

The Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad, commonly known as the Soo Line from a phonetic spelling of Sault, helped Minnesota farmers and millers prosper by hauling grain directly from Minneapolis to eastern markets.

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