Cork Coaster

This 6” X 6” cork coaster is an advertising novelty from the George P. Sexauer & Son Seed Company.  In 1891, George P. Sexauer operated a flour mill in Minnesota.  Due to inadequate wheat supplies, he swapped the Minnesotan mill for the Volga (SD) Roller Flour Mill. In 1897, he purchased the roller mill in Brookings, causing the business to flourish and expand.  By 1911, Sexauers cleaned seed, and sold seed, flour, coal, oats, barley, and corn.  The company remained operational throughout the Depression, then in 1939, the seed plant was built. The Sexauer Seed Company continued to operate until it was sold in 1998. Currently various businesses occupy the multi-building Sexauer Seed complex.

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