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What is a Cooper?

What is a Cooper?

Have you heard of someone who was a cooper but you don’t know what a cooper is? Simply put, the cooper is the person who creates barrels, casks, drums, and kitchen items such as butter churns and firkins for storing flour, corn meal, and other staples. The cooper at New Salem was Henry Onstot.  As you enter Lincoln's New Salem, Onstot's house is the first building ....

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