Evaporator Near Railroad Track
This evaporator dried apples over wooden racks with wood fired furnace heat. After drying, the peeled, sliced apples were sprinkled with powdered sulphur as a preservative. They were shipped out in big barrels by railroad cars. This work was nearly all done by hand. There was a sandbox out front for children to play in while their mothers worked. Elza Tucker, age 90 in 2009, remembers playing in the sandbox as a young child. It was operated by J. W. Kimmons at that time.
Location. 36° 15.444′ N, 94° 7.906′ W. Marker is in Lowell, Arkansas, in Benton County. Marker is on Jackson Street south of McClure Avenue (County Road 923), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is on the pavilion. Marker is at or near this postal address: Lowell Heritage Park, Lowell AR 72745, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Train Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bank of Lowell (within shouting distance of this marker); Lowell Postal Service (within shouting distance of this marker); Old City Jail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Canning Factory
Also see . . . History of Lowell, Arkansas. (Submitted on March 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 125 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.