Henry Onstot Cooper Shop
Henry Onstot Cooper Shop
The cooper was a very important part of the village economy. Buckets, tubs and barrels were made. Almost all produce was shipped in barrels at that time - wet barrels for transporting whiskey or meat products in brine and dry barrels for flower. Onstot charged from 40 cents for a flour barrel to $1 for a pork barrel and $1.50 each for wash tubs and well buckets. In 1922 this building was located in Petersburg and returned to the site. This shop is the only original building left.
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