Central Avenue Stelae: The Flying Wheat Stalk by Foster Willey Jr.

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As part of the Central Avenue reconstruction project through Northeast Minneapolis, the City of Minneapolis commissioned Foster Willey Jr. to create a number of stelae commemorating the history of the area. This stelae, found near the intersection of 35th Avenue NE and Central Avenue references the tradition of growing wheat in this area. At one time, it has been said, the wheat grown in this region was enough to feed the world. Much of the wheat grown in this area was carried south to the banks of the Mississippi River where it was ground into flour at large mills like the Washburn and Pillsbury A Mills.

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