The original cooperage was built here in 1874 by Jonas Spaulding Jr. The area had a wealth of white pine trees which were perfect for barrel making. In 1893 Stephen Frost bought into the company and became its general manager changing the name to the Spaulding & Frost Cooperage. In all the factory was in operation for 125 years producing millions of wooden barrels. The world’s largest barrel was made here in 1998 measuring 17 feet high. The factory was closed in 1999 due to financial difficulties but my mother did purchase several items before it closed.