This new book written by Bea Lebal is full of great Merrill pictures of the sawmills and town during the early 1900s through the 1920s.  It contains the story of the Mill Owners hiring the Pinkerton Detectives to come to Merrill in 1921 to break a strike for less working hours. Members get a discounted price of $25. ENTER History One in the promo code when checking out.

Strike! The Pinkerton Papers


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    The Merrill Historical Society’s mission is to educate the public about our heritage using the unique historical and cultural resources we collect and preserve - We are protecting the collective memories of our local community and sharing them through exhibitions, objects, discussion and study as a continuing resource for the benefit of present and future generations.