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Stokely-Van Camp, Inc - 1C 87 - Dandridge, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 36° 01.438 W 083° 18.296
17S E 292308 N 3989064
Quick Description: The large canning firm started near here - canning tomatoes.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 8/26/2011 5:23:32 PM
Waymark Code: WMCDWD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Titansfan
Views: 9

Long Description:
Found on Highway 25W/70 which runs parallel with I-40 in this section. Parking lot nearby to pull over.

Front side:
One-half mile south, on Seehorn Creek, the first Stokely Brothers cannery was built in 1898 with $3,900 invested by Colonel Alfred R. Swann, Anna Rorex Stokely, and her sons, James and John. In the 30 ~ by ~ 60 ~ foot shed, 4,000 cases of tomatoes were canned that summer, hauled by wagon to a landing on the Stokely farm and shipped to market by boat. Continued

Reverse side:
The Stokely Brothers canning operation grew to become one of America's largest companies with 4,500 full-time employees and almost $600 million in annual sales. Known for its canned pork~and~beans, Stokely~Van Camp was the first marketer of the sports drink, Gatorade. In 1983, the Quaker Oats Company purchased Stokely~Van Camp for $238 million.
Marker Name: Stokely-Van Camp, Inc

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Other

Marker Number: 1C 87

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Tennessee Historical Commission

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