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Alton Canning Company then…..
This is the current building that used to be the Alton Canning Company. Photo courtesy Edith Farrington.
The Alton Canning Factory was an important part of the Alton economy for three generations and was at one time the largest food cannery in the east. The Burns family ran this company which started in the early 1900s. In 1967, ED Burns (son of the founder) gave a 15 minute presentation where he traced its history.
Source: Lake Shore News, Thursday, October 12, 1967. A weekly newspaper, formerly published in Wolcott, N.Y. “Editor’s Note – This is a message delivered by “Ed” Burns at recent open house held at Alton.” Click the link below: