We are excited to have Jeff Jarvis join us for a presentation on History of the Cannon Falls Flour Mills.
Cannon River Valley millers established the state’s first flour milling center by harnessing waterpower, tilling fertile black soil, and building with native limestone and Big Woods timber. When they merged these local assets with their inventions and innovations, it made Cannon Valley flour famous. These gains in technology surpassed all others in previous centuries of milling, ultimately reshaping the nature of the world’s flour industry.
Historic Mills of the Cannon Valley is a book project about the history of the mills, stories of the people, and milling technology developed in the Cannon Valley between 1855 and 1895, with special focus on the first 25 years.
Program sponsored by The Demonstration Heritage Wheat Project and the Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum.