12 September 2009

A Working Waterfall


Vermillion Falls located in Hastings Minnesota was the water power behind a flour mill started in 1853 by Harrison Graham who produced the first graham flour in the state.
Graham flour, a version of whole wheat flour, commonly used today in pie crusts and graham crackers, was touted at the time as being much healthier than white flour.

This site is now an expanded mill operated by ConAgra Foods.
Remnants of the old mill are still incorporated
in the walls of the present structure.


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