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Mill Explosion

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | May 3, 2022

This photos shows the ruins of Washburn A Mill and other mills after explosion in 1878.
Learn more about this disaster here: https://www.mnopedia.org/event/washburn-mill-explosion-1878