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By Jana Peterson
Pine Knot News 

Wright co-op celebrates 100 years


May 31, 2019

Photos by Jana Peterson / Pine Knot News

Timothy Bury, the manager at the Farmers Cooperative in Wright, works in his office last fall.

Manager Timothy Bury stands in the back office at the Farmers Cooperative store in Wright, thumbing through an old ledger book: its thick yellow pages still sturdy, cursive handwriting detailing the first meeting in February 1919 still legible.

"The farmers of Wright and vacinity (sic) met ... for the purpose of forming a company for the conducting of a General Mercantile business," it starts, the handwriting probably by A. Lundquist, who was appointed secretary of the new cooperative.

The writer goes on to detail other board members, including Anton Johnson, John Walli, G.A. Forgerson, Ol...

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