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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 2009.
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. Marker is on the pavilion. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Lowell Heritage Park, Lowell AR 72745, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.