Friday, October 21, 2011

Mill Ruins Park

The water-powered mills forming Minneapolis in the 19th century were the largest in the world. The Washburn A Mill could grind enough flour to fill 100 box cars and to make 12 million loaves of bread per day. In 1878 flour dust in the air ignited and destroyed a mill. The tragic explosion led to reforms in the milling industry in ventilation systems. The Stone Arch Bridge was built in 1883. The ruins in the park provided fabulous backdrops for pictures and were part of a delightful day of tours given by Michelle and Greg. 2011

I made the flour sack by cutting a coffee bag,sewing new seams and stamping it. I even used the same draw string.

12 comments:

JJ Sobey said...

the little flour sack is the perfect embellishment for this!

Margo said...

Lovely LO and such a cute flour-bag !
Enjoy your weekend !
Hugs
Margo

Debbie said...

Beautiful pictures!!! Love the background paper and your cute little flour sack!!!

misty said...

love the sack! beautiful layout!

scrapbookertink said...

Love the pictures as usual and the little sack is so cool, take care, Doreen x

JustYolie said...

Love the added flour sack! Wonderful layout!

Mireille said...

hey cindy! I missed a lot of beautiful work lately. Glad to have some time and check! have a lovely sunday

Maya Ariffin said...

Hi :) I love this tone of your layout very neutral!! & love that cute sack!

KellyCreates said...

Another wonderful History lesson, Cindy! hee hee! Beautiful pics, and the flour sack is sooo cute!

Amy said...

Gorgeous photos! I love that arched bridge. Your little flour sack is just too cute. The perfect embellie!

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

What beautiful architecture! Love the flour bag!! ~ Blessings

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MARILYN said...

love the flour bag!..great detail!!! and the beautiful photos! Great story! Hugs!!