Packing

Tomato Shed

During the 1930s a tomato packing operation operated adjacent the railroad tracks near the depot.


First row: Brink Stringer, T. C. (Lummy) Williams, Jack Bourous, Lee Waltman, Leal Ryan, Joe Ryan, Nelson Grimes, and Buford Smith .
Second row: Inez Crager, Vivian Henry, Sara Ann Warner, Velma Henry, Myrtle Waltman,
Vivian Ryan, Matte Bell Lee.
Top row: Bill Massey, Wesley Ryan, Walter Waltman
Platform: Frank Austin (standing) and Francis Henry (in darkness)
Front of auto: Joe Carl Warner

Cannery

During the Depression the WPA ran a cannery across the road north of Burke School.

 

Sources:
  1. Franklin Weeks, Personal Recollections
  2. M. Lee Murrah, Personal Recollections