Excelsior Fruit Growers Association.

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The Excelsior Fruit Growers Association was first organized in 1900 as a voluntary cooperative association for the marketing of fruit, and was incorporated in 1913. Stock was issued and each member was required to have at least one share. The Association maintained branches in Excelsior and Hopkins, Minnesota.

Changes in the state laws governing cooperatives brought about a revision and updating of the articles of incorporation and bylaws in 1934. This was also done in 1945 when the state laws were again changed.

There was a big increase in fruit growing in the years immediately following World War II, but in the decade of the 1960s metropolitan expansion had taken up so much of the land on which fruit had been grown that business decreased and the Association began operating at a loss. The corporation was formally dissolved in 1969. A complete history of the Fruit Growers Association is filed in the first folder of Box 1.

From the guide to the Association records., 1900-1969., (Minnesota Historical Society)

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creatorOf Association records., 1900-1969. Minnesota Historical Society
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associatedWith Andreson, August Herman, 1980-1958 person
associatedWith Ball, Joseph H. (Joseph Hurst), 1905- person
associatedWith Bowles, Chester, 1901- person
associatedWith Coffman, Lotus Delta, 1875-1938 person
associatedWith Judd, Walter Henry, 1989- person
associatedWith Knutson, Harold, 1880-1953 person
associatedWith MacGregor, Clark, 1922- person
associatedWith McCarthy, Eugene Joseph, 1916- person
associatedWith Pittenger, William Alvin, 1885-1951 person
associatedWith Shipstead, Henrik, 1881-1960 person
associatedWith Thye, Edward John, 1896-1969 person
associatedWith Youngdahl, Oscar Ferdinand, 1893-1946 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Excelsior (Minn.).
Hopkins (Minn.).
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