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. Touch 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. 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Site of Bloomington (Mudtown) Arkansas
Also see . . . History of Lowell, Arkansas. (Submitted on March 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 238 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.