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News: Doughboy Research, Reclaimed Lumber, Spring Tour Dates, Volunteer Opportunities, Timecards, Employee Gathering

Friends,

March has been another active month for the Pillsbury Project. We have news to share.

The Doughboy research continues. We are now looking carefully at the control panel with the “Bicep Doughboy”. We dusted off a manufacturing tag on the back and hope to know more soon. If there is anyone who has information on early doughboy images (i.e. photos in scrapbooks, old-timer stories, or a signed “Wilky” image) please contact us at:

We struck a deal with All American Reclaim to purchase a portion of the Warehouse #4 lumber this month. Two Semi-Trailer loads (20,000 board feet) of Pillsbury reclaimed lumber headed to their shop on March 22nd. It will be available soon to anyone with interest. AllAmericanReclaim.com/updates-and-new-products/

Spring Tour Dates: Saturday Ground Level Tours at 10:00 am and Noon are now scheduled for:

  • April 15th
  • April 22nd, and
  • April 29th.

The walking tours last about 1 hour. Donations are accepted but not required.

Download MPF News for 2023.03.31… (PDF)

Volunteer Opportunities: MPF is looking to expand our volunteer base. If you are interested in volunteering for research, exhibits, oral history project, tour guide, and site maintenance work activities please contact us at:

Timecards. We have a good supply of Pillsbury timecards (2000) found in the plant office storeroom. MPF is making them available to former Pillsbury employees and their families. They are great scrapbook keepsakes!

Pillsbury Employee Gathering: In conjunction with our Noon tour on April 29, 2023, we would like to invite former employees for a group photo. We anticipate taking the photo in the front yard (plant in background) at Noon. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the day! We hope to do several interviews for our oral history project as a part of the activities.

Thank you for being a part of the Pillsbury Project!

Chris / Polly / Tony

We have a good supply of Pillsbury timecards (2000) found in the plant office storeroom.
MPF is making them available to former Pillsbury employees and their families.
They are great scrapbook keepsakes!