John Adams

Middle School

Chapter 11: Flour, Lumber, and Iron

Chapter 11: Flour, Lumber, and Iron


Define the six words on page 217 (using your own words)



Explore the chapter and create a timeline of the following events:

  1. Charles Pillsbury’s birth year
  2. Charles Pillsbury comes to MN
  3. Frederick Weyerhaeuser’s birth year
  4. Frederick Weyerhaeuser comes to MN
  5. Henry Oliver’s birth year (1840)
  6. Henry Oliver comes to MN
  7. Mayo Clinic is established
  8. Northern Pacific Railway completes a route from Minnesota to the Pacific Ocean
  9. *The Grange is founded



You will be responsible for researching one of the three major industries from the late 1800s/early 1900s.

Complete the table about one of the following industries by reading the given pages:

  1. Charles Pillsbury and Flour Milling (218-224)
  2. Frederick Weyerhaeuser and Lumber (225-229)
  3. Henry Oliver and Iron Mining (229-233)

Natural Resources: list materials needed for the industry (natural)

 Machines: list materials needed for the industry (electric)

 People: list different jobs involved in the industry 


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