It’s time once again for #FlashbackFriday with the Whitewater Historical Society.
This time of year was historically busy for local canning factories, like the one in Whitewater shown in this photograph. Today, the vegetables grown by Wisconsin farmers are canned or frozen in huge regional factories, but from the early to mid-20th century, most vegetables were processed in local factories.
The Whitewater Canning Company was founded in 1913 and the buildings shown in this photograph were built primarily in 1918. Initially, the factory only canned corn, but by the 1930s, it was also canning peas and tomatoes. The canning factory operated until the early 1960s.
Join us again next week for more from the Whitewater Historical Society.
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