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Photo: PRR X25 Boxcar 83755


Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: PRR X25 Boxcar 83755

http://www.brodheadhistory.org/bhsimages/images/2621.jpg

Caption: Pickle barrels are waiting to be loaded on to train cars at Colony Foods in Brodhead, Wisconsin, 1947.

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http://www.brodheadhistory.org/bhsimages/images/2619.jpg

http://www.brodheadhistory.org/bhsimages/images/2622.jpg

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


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Those barrels contained dill pickles. Dill was added along with brine and small cucumbers to the barrels. They where then covered, rolled into a field, bung toward the top and left to ferment. Every so often the brine content was checked and water or salt added if needed. They were also rolled to redistribute the contents occasionally. By fall they were ready to be shipped to the processing plant for further treatment.
Regular pickles were made in the large tanks in the building in one of the photos. The Broadhead pickle company was a rather large operation in Wisconsin.
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