Aberdeen Jam Factory in Vernon, 1912
Credit: Vernon Museum & Archives #3581
The 1892 jam factory is the one-storey building with a high stack to the left of the Vernon Flour Mill and S.C. Smith’s Sawmill.
“The jam-factory which H.E. put up in Vernon & which is a remarkably fine building, is not thus likely to be wanted yet awhile. He put it up in fulfillment of a promise to the people so as to assure them of a market if they took to growing fruit, but there are many old-timers & they are slow to move. However when the time comes, there will be openings for making jam, canning fruit, evaporating apples, & pickling vegetables.”
Excerpt from Lady Aberdeen’s Journal October 30th, 1894