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Commercial Corn Cannery in the Cove

A half century before the world was available through a touch to a keyboard, someone, somewhere heard that farmers in Morrisons Cove where pretty good at using their prime farmland to grow topnotch sweet, juicy corn, opening the door to a commercial cannery that helped feed the nation.

A Giant corn op

The Blue Mountain Cannery, a division of Green Giant foods, processed its first season of Cove corn in 1937 just as the United States was emerging from the Great Depression. For the next 20 years the seasonal processing facility provided revenue to area farmers and part-time work to as many as 40...

 

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