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Charles Alfred Pillsbury

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Birth and Death Dates:
Charles Alfred Pillsbury was born Dec. 3, 1842, in Warner, N.H., and died Sept. 17, 1899, in Minneapolis.
Pillsbury's Milling Company:
In 1872, Pillsbury founded the C.A. Pillsbury & Co. flour mill. The Pillsbury company used power generated by St. Anthony Falls. Pillsbury was the first in America to use steam rollers to process his wheat.
Pillsbury's Other Contributions to Minnesota:
Since Pillsbury needed rail transportation for his product, he helped build the railway system. He also founded a grain elevator company.
Pillsbury in Public Office:
Charles Alfred Pillsbury was elected to public office for five terms in the state senate. His uncle John S. Pillsbury was state governor.
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