|Pier at Cannery Row, Monterey, California|
Photo by Jake Klingler
The next pages in the scrapbook takes my grandmother, Loraine Gunzendorfer, on a field trip to the cannery!
The school went on an excursion out to the cannery and I enjoyed seeing it in operation as I had never been to the cannery before. Howard took us out in his machine.
Hmmm, wonder who Howard is? There was a Howard Hatton in her class - wonder if it could have been him?
The machine might have looked something like this.
|1914 Model T|
Photo by Dave Hamster
The cannery was apparently Pacific Fish Company in Monterey, California as Grandma included this label in her scrapbook.
Pacific Fish Company was the first major cannery in Monterey and was located on Ocean View Avenue, which is now Cannery Row. The cannery began operation in February, 1908. Canneries were a booming business during that time - in 1915 all canneries produced about 75,000 cases of sardines and by 1918 they produced 1,400,000 cases.
Grandma brought home this little souvenir from her excursion.
I love this photo of the girls waiting for some event. I don't know if they were at the cannery or even if these were her school mates but it was tucked in on this page so I'll just have to guess it was that day. I find it odd, though, that there are 10 young women and it doesn't look like there are enough places at the table for all of them to sit. But the table does look lovely!
|Loraine Gunzendorfer, seated at head of the table|
I love learning about Grandma's adventures!