Sunday, August 27, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: August 27

August 27, 1905 – The Appleton roller mills were destroyed by fire this evening and are a total loss, together with all their contents. A hot box in the machinery was the cause of the fire.

the mill was one of Appleton’s landmarks, having been built 33 years ago. It was owned by W. J. Jennison of Minneapolis. The plant was a 500-barrel mill and fully equipped.

Splendid work by the firemen saved the large elevator and adjoining engine house. The $20,000 loss was fully covered by insurance.

The Minneapolis Journal; “Appleton Loses A Mill. Jennison’s Roller Plant Built Thirty-Three Years Ago, Is A Total Loss.”; Aug. 28, 1905; p. 4.

Jennison and Company's Mill and Elevators, Appleton, Minn., 1908


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