Fuller, Clara K. I sometimes wonder how what we collect today will be viewed in the future.
Hennepin Paper Company, 1990. The various colors that go into the resulting packaged product — pink, red, yellow, green, blue, orange, purple, brown, tan, etc. The mill quickly established a reputation for quality products.
Hennepin Paper Mill, Little Falls. The site selection along the west bank of the Mississippi River proved to be a good one as the mill continued to operate for over a century.
Little Falls, Minnesota: The paper at this point is in one long sheet that is wound on big rolls.
Fortunately, after the City of Little Falls was unable to find a buyer for the mill and its property, it turned the site into a park, Mill Park. According to Mary Warner, MCHS museum manager, until the EPA required more stringent standards for water pollution, locals would know the color the mill was producing by looking at the river below the mill. History of Morrison and Todd Counties Minnesota.
PBS Kids. Indianapolis, Indiana: Nelson and Walker had founded the company one year earlier with the purchase of their first mill, the Minneapolis Paper Company.
Totally cool. Wood pulp basically consists of shredded wood that is mixed with hot water until it gets mushy. How People Make Construction Paper. When Debbie Meyer of Little Falls brought a stack of colored construction paper to the museum as a potential collections donation, memories of those days came flooding back.
Construction Paper. Mellor, Bruce, A Century of Progress 1890-1990: When I was creating things with construction paper in the art room at my elementary school I had no idea that one day I would be working just down the road from the manufacturing plant where the very paper I was using was made. As orders come in, the stacks are cut into various smaller sizes as needed.