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Tomato Canning in the Ozarks: The Rise and Decline of an...

Special | 24m 54s

One of the ongoing challenges and stories of people settling new lands is their desire and efforts to make a living off the land. Ozarks settlers were no different. In the early 1900s, tomato crops and canneries were an important Ozarks industry. Canneries were often family-owned operations and the raising of tomatoes, and jobs in local canneries, provided supplemental income for many Ozarkers.

Aired: 01/22/10

Rating: NR

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