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Near Lafayette in Nicollet County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Bernadotte Co-op Creamery

 
 
Bernadotte Co-op Creamery Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 5, 2014
1. Bernadotte Co-op Creamery Marker
Inscription.  Creamery, organized as "Riverside" in 1895 - changed to "Bernadotte" in 1944 - New creamery built 1936 - cost $10,518. It handled whole milk at all times. Patorns delivered cream over 40 years. Co-Op dissolved in 1959. Building sold and used as holding station until 1974. 1976 - 96 percent of assets - $97,612 - liquidated.
Managers
1895-1910   C. Jenson
1910-1922   E. Johnson
1922-1924   B. Wilson
1924-1945   G. Preuss
1945-51   W. Bruss
1951-55   C. Johnson
1955-59   C. Schulze
Bernadotte Cooperative Creamery Association

 
Erected 1976 by the Bernadotte Cooperative Creamery Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the The Spirit of ’76, America’s Bicentennial Celebration series list.
 
Location. 44° 27.124′ N, 94° 18.07′ W. Marker is near Lafayette, Minnesota, in Nicollet County. Marker is on 515th Avenue (County Highway 10) 0.7 miles north
Bernadotte Co-op Creamery Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 5, 2014
2. Bernadotte Co-op Creamery Marker
of 350th Street (County Highway 1), on the right when traveling north. Marker is in Bernadotte, approximately 4½ miles east of Lafayette. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 34327 515th Avenue, Lafayette MN 56054, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bernadotte Lutheran Church Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bernadotte Lutheran Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lafayette Township and Village (approx. 4.7 miles away); New Sweden Creamery (approx. 6.3 miles away); Eagle City, Minnesota (approx. 6.9 miles away); District 6 School (approx. 7 miles away); Brighton (approx. 7.1 miles away); Brighton United Methodist Church (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lafayette.
 
Former Bernadotte Co-op Creamery image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 5, 2014
3. Former Bernadotte Co-op Creamery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 22, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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