Coop Store Historical Sign – Embarrass, MN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama
N 47° 39.510 W 092° 11.877
15T E 560222 N 5278656
Quick Description: This historical marker is located at the site where the Coop Store once stood.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 8/17/2014 4:26:12 AM
Waymark Code: WMM9D1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lenron
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Long Description:
This historical marker is located at the site where the Coop Store once stood. The text reads:

The Embarrass Cooperative Association was formed in 1909 by a small group of residents in response to economic insecurity and low prices for their produce. It sold food, supplies, clothing, hardware, and even forest and farm products on behalf of its members to markets in larger towns. During the Depression years, the Co-op was credited with saving many Finnish farming families from starvation and bankruptcy by supplying and accepting food for sale when others had stopped.

The local co-op store was more than a retail business. The cooperative movement represented a way of life. It was especially true in rural areas where co-op halls were the sites of socials, concerts, plays, lectures, and dances. The Embarrass Co-op continued to serve the community until December 1963 when it was destroyed by fire.
Marker Type:: Roadside

Visit Instructions:
A photo of the 'Marker' or 'Plaque' is required to identify the location, plus a picture of the 'Historic Site'.
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