Wheaties Were Invented At This Old, Abandoned Ruin In Minnesota From The 1800s
Minnesota is the birthplace of many favorite people. From Bob Dylan to Prince to Charles Schultz to Judy Garland, there have been countless musicians, actors, and artists with roots in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. But our state is the birthplace to many other things as well. Many common objects were invented right here in Minnesota. One of the most iconic is a cereal brand that has been around since the 1920s. The popular cereal Wheaties were invented in Minneapolis, and you can still visit the place where they were created today. Read on below to learn more about the history of this Minnesota invention.
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Mill Ruins Park and the Mill City Museum are wonderful ways to look back at Minneapolis history. And as the company where so many iconic brands, including Wheaties, were invented, it’s a nostalgic trip back in time. Have you ever visited? Next, take a look at our article about how Tonka Trucks were invented in Minnesota.
Betsy is a Minneapolis-based writer who's lived in Minnesota for 19 years. If you know of any amazing Minnesota restaurants, nature areas, or other attractions, feel free to let her know about them at [email protected]
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