The Barrel-Makers' Co-ops

The Barrel-Makers' Co-ops (HMTWO)

Location: Minneapolis, MN 55401 Hennepin County
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N 44° 58.927', W 93° 15.675'

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— Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —

The red brick building at the corner of Third Avenue and First Street was one of many factories that supplied the barrels used for flour. Called coopers, the skilled workers who made barrels pioneered a new role for labor in Minneapolis. When their wages were cut in 1874 and a strike was broken, some of them formed a co-op. The idea spread, and by 1886 two-thirds of the coopers at the falls belonged to shops owned and managed by the workers. They prospered until flour sacks replaced barrels after 1900.
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HM NumberHMTWO
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Placed ByThe St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 7:47am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 479403 N 4980996
Decimal Degrees44.98211667, -93.26125000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 58.927', W 93° 15.675'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 58' 55.62" N, 93° 15' 40.50" W
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Area Code(s)612, 763, 952, 651
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 W River Pkwy, Minneapolis MN 55401, US
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