“Why Yale?” Lori Sturdevant asked George S. Pillsbury (Yale ‘43) one day as they were working on their book, “The Pillsburys of Minnesota.” (Nodin Press, 2011.) “Why did you, your brothers, your cousins, and so many of your Minnesota contemporaries choose an undergraduate education at Yale University?” George knew a great deal about his kinsmen’s thinking. But he confessed that he did not know precisely who and what inspired the devotion to Yale that was first exhibited in Minneapolis and St. Paul early in the Twin Cities’ history. It was NO SMALL COINCIDENCE they all went to Yale. This book tells you why.