Embarrass Co-op

Embarrass Co-op (HM20XG)

Location: Embarrass, MN 55732 St. Louis County
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Country: United States of America
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N 47° 39.497', W 92° 11.866'

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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. This was especially true in rural areas where co-op halls were the site of socials, concerts, plays, lectures and dances. The Embarrass Cooperative continued to serve the community until December 1963 when it was destroyed by fire.
HM NumberHM20XG
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Date Added Sunday, August 20th, 2017 at 7:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 560236 N 5278632
Decimal Degrees47.65828333, -92.19776667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 47° 39.497', W 92° 11.866'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds47° 39' 29.82" N, 92° 11' 51.96" W
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Area Code(s)218
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4888-4892 Co Hwy 21, Embarrass MN 55732, US
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