Big Springs Canning Factory

Southwest of Washburn, MO

Big Springs Canning Factory located in the Big Springs community on Greasy Creek, approximately six miles SW of Washburn, MO in Barry County.
The factory was built shortly after WWI between 1919 and 1920 by Edlie Weathers and Elmer Edens for the Rush Canning Company.

Back row, left to right: Kate Edens, Goldie Pippin, Fate Henry, Jim Anderson, Marie Weathers, unknown, unknown, Elmer Edens, unknown, unknown, Roy Still, Walt Fine, Bill Fine, Layton Pippin on right side of post, Donald Wilson, Dan Stevens, and Doc Eggleston (Factory Manager).

[Research Note: Listing had Doc Eggleston as Doc Egelston]

Front row, left to right: Bell (Rose) Lawson holding her daughter Lois, Mert Roller, Sara Margaret Rich, Nancy "Nannie" Rose, Zelma Henry, Velma Henry, Lillis Henry holding baby unknown, unknown, Lora Jane (Still) Pippin.
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