The Co-op Store

The Co-op Store (HM1SI2)

Location: Bluff, UT 84512 San Juan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 17.035', W 109° 33.159'

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The community's co-op store was located in the northeast corner of the fort. This cooperative venture, which provided a means for buying, selling and trading, became very successful. The Navajos and Utes also frequented the store, trading their wool, pelts and woven goods. Near the turn of the century, the log structure was replaced with a two-story building. The upper floor of the new store was used as the community's dance hall. In 1925, a bank robber, alias Fred Starr, used too many sticks of dynamite when attempting to open the safe. That caused the demise of both the co-op and Fred Starr.
HM NumberHM1SI2
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Date Added Saturday, June 4th, 2016 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 628302 N 4127350
Decimal Degrees37.28391667, -109.55265000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 17.035', W 109° 33.159'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 17' 2.1" N, 109° 33' 9.54" W
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Area Code(s)435
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Black Locust Ave, Bluff UT 84512, US
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