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Minneapolis Milling District Sterling Silver Spoon
The top of the spoon is marked Milling District, Minneapolis, Minn. It shows the skyline view of the milling district which is part of the downtown area. The Milling District refers to flour mill production. Minneapolis was the flour milling capital of the world from 1880 to 1930. Washburn, Crosby, and Pillsbury families invented equipment and increased production efficiencies. The back handle of the spoon features Minnie Ha-Ha Falls, Public Library, and the Court House and City Hall. There are also barrels which I assume are barrels of flour. The spoon measures 5 3/8” long and is marked P&B for Paye & Baker silver makers. The spoon dates to the first third of the twentieth century and is in excellent estate condition. There is an “Arthur” monogram on the spoon bowl.