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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.

William Rush Merriam

William Rush Merriam

Official Governor's Portrait of William R. Merriam, 1890–1895. Painted by artist Adolf Muller-Ury.

William R. Merriam residence, 25 University, St. Paul

William R. Merriam residence, 25 University, St. Paul

William R. Merriam residence, 25 University, St. Paul, c.1888.

William R. Merriam

William R. Merriam

William R. Merriam, c.1885. Photograph by George Prince.

William R. Merriam

William R. Merriam

William R. Merriam, c.1890.

Farmers' Alliance in Minnesota

The Farmers' Alliance in Minnesota thrived from 1886 to 1892. During this time, the organization achieved the most progress toward its political goals in the state. These included greater regulation of the railroad industry as it impacted the wheat market, elimination of irregularities in the grading of wheat, and minimization or elimination of the middleman in the wheat trade.

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.

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