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Pea Canning

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 24
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1992
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s64x55x4
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325222
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s64x55x4

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Title Pea Canning
Description canned in 1915. Manti soon followed with a canning plant in 1923. Labor from both Manti and Ephraim was used in building the canneries. In 1924 the first peas were canned in Manti vith Wren Peterson, son of H. P. Peterson, as the plant super- Erastus Jensen, father of Gail Jensen and Ada Eliason, was the first Manti man to be superintendent of the Manti plant with Mr. Bessey as assistant. About 20,000 cases of peas were canned that first year. The two plants were known as "Ephraim Sanitary Canning Company: Plants, Manti and Ephraim." Frank. Garbe was one of the early superintendents of the Manti plant, was manager of both plants from 1947 to 1955, and was then transferred to the Tremonton plant until it was While the plants were under one management, a head office was maintained above the Bank of Ephraim with Ada Eliason serving as clerk. She was paid 35 cents an hour for her work, which amounted to many long hours during the campaign. She worked for the office for 15 years, moving with the office to the Manti Cannery after that plant had been erected. Canning peas was a long, tedious process from the planting to the storage. When the peas began to ripen, field men went into the farmer's fields and tested the nounced ripe enough, the farmers worked fast and hard to the night so the peas would not be too old and be rejected for canning. Peas were hauled by horse and wagon, by pitch fork on to the conveyor belts where the peas inspected and the canning process was completed. Workers sat on benches ov lon@ convevor belts and removed dv hand any pieces of weed, pods or peas that were too old. One but she was glad for the work. 98
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Identifier 112_Pea Canning.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 24
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325140
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s64x55x4/325140