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Farmer's Educational And Cooperative Union Of America, Putnam County, Number 43, minutes

Identifier: 2018-0017

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Minutes of the two groups that were basically the forerunners of the Putnam County Co-operative Association. The first group began as sort of farmer's "union" in Arkansas, then the movement quickly spread. The idea was if farmers banded together to fix prices for both buying raw materials AND the finished goods, the farmers could then cut out the cost of the "middle man", and save money. This was the idea the next group also was based upon, at a sightly later date. Each group was made up of different farmers in slightly different areas of this region, who slowly joined forces. The minutes contain membership rosters, rules for membership, minutes of the meetings, and financial books.

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  • 1889-03-02 - 1922-09-10



3 Volumes