Cooper Shop

Cooper Shop (HM27P3)

Location: Palmyra, NY 14522 Ontario County
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N 43° 2.296', W 77° 14.46'

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Cooper Shop The Smith family built a cooper shop on Stafford Road where, under the direction of Joseph Smith Sr., a competent copper, they made and repaired barrels, kegs, buckets, and tubs. They found a ready market for their wares, particularly among the local maple sugar and apple cider producers. Sometime during October 1827, the plates from which the Book of Mormon was translated were hidden in the loft of the cooper shop to prevent them from a curious mob. Joseph soon received another initimation of the approach of a mob and the necessity of removing the record and breastplate again from its hiding place. He took them up and carried them out to a copper shop across the road and took them out of the box and after wrapping them carefully in cloths, laid them away in the midst of a quantity of flax which was stowed in the shop loft. He then nailed up the box as before and tore up the floor and out the box under it. As soon as it was dark, the mob came on and ransacked the place.....The next morning we found the floor of the cooper shop taken up and the wooden box which was put under it split to pieces. -Lucy Mack Smith
HM NumberHM27P3
Placed ByJoseph Smith Farm
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Date Added Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees43.03826667, -77.24100000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 2.296', W 77° 14.46'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 2' 17.76" N, 77° 14' 27.6" W
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Area Code(s)315
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 30 Stafford Rd, Palmyra NY 14522, US
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