Monday, October 23, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: October 23

October 23, 1905 – Flour shipments today broke all records, running to the immense total of 106,841 barrels, representing, in part, the Sunday grind. This is the fourth day this season that the daily shipments have been 100,000 barrels, and on 10 different days the figures ran between 92,000 and 98,000 barrels. Nothing like this contiguous heavy movement has ever happened before.

The flour loading today, on the conservative estimate of 4.7 bushels of wheat per barrel, represents over 500,000 bushels of wheat. This enormous consumption by the mills explains why, with a big crop, and larger movement of wheat to market, local elevator stocks have not increased and are now no larger than a year ago.

The Minneapolis Journal; “Another Record Smashed. 106,841 Barrels of Flour Were Shipped Out Yesterday.”; Oct. 24, 1905; p. 5.


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