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mhs-2019.193.pdf
A short summary of the 20 year history of this Polish cooperative in Maynard from about 1910 to 1931.

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Originally organized as the "Sovereigns of Industry" in 1875, it created a grocery store and cultural center that served the town for over 50 years as a cooperative.

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Standing: Elmer Salenius, Secretary
Seated: Paul Smith, President

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Front Row: John Ojalehto, Frank Mark, Hjalmar Nieminen, ___?, ___?, Gustaf Linna, John Pulkkinen

2nd Row: __Seura, Senja Honkonen,N. H. Nystrom, ___?, Otto Fonsell , ___?, Waino Linna

3rd Row: ___?, Mrs Kammonen (?), John Kammonen, Lempi Mark,…

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Front: Anton Anderson, Anton Jantti, Waldemar Niemela (Manager), Hjalmar Linden
Back: Matti Autio, Edward Helander, Matti Autio, Mikko Seppanen, John Helander, August Salenius
Note: The two Matti Autios are not related.

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The Riverside Co-operative was located in the current Knights of Columbus building on the corner of Summer and Nason Streets.

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The Riverside Co-operative Association was organized in 1878 and was very successfull through the 1930's. The building was erected in 1882, on the corner of Nason and Summer Streets, four stories tall with a hall on the third floor. Maynard Town…

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Two copies of a detailed history of the Maynard Cooperative Society (Kaleva Cooperative Association) from its inception in 1906 through 1940. Published in 1941 and written by Frank Aaltonen.

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A collection of ration coupons including War Ration Books One, Two and Three, Fuel Oil Ration, United Co-operative Butter Card, V-Fuel Oil Ration and Sugar Ration.

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A Gulf gas station operated by the United Cooperative Society. The station was located at 5 Waltham Street.

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A Gulf gas station operated by the United Cooperative Society. The station was located at 5 Waltham Street.

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A Gulf gas station operated by the United Cooperative Society. The station was located at 5 Waltham Street.

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A Gulf gas station operated by the United Cooperative Society. The station was located at 5 Waltham Street.

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A customer fills up their tank at a Gulf gas station operated by the United Cooperative Society. The station was located at 5 Waltham Street.

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A car is serviced at a Gulf gas station operated by the United Cooperative Society. The station was located at 5 Waltham Street.

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A car is serviced at a Gulf gas station operated by the United Cooperative Society. The station was located at 5 Waltham Street.
Carl Swanson far right.

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This appears to be a customer that has won some windshield washer fluid at the gas station operated by the United Cooperative Society. The station was located at 5 Waltham Street.

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An United Co-op store employee (Ravha Malmberg) shows a customer some Homer Laughlin Autumn Harvest dinnerware (9 cents per piece)