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Cannery Worker Cottages

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Only three shacks of what used to be close to 100 remain today - a stark reminder of the difficult lives that migrant workers led. These tiny one-room shanties housed sardine factory workers who emigrated from Italy, Spain, Mexico, the Philippines, and Japan. Often these workers were seasonal and would leave once sardine season was over. However, that doesn't mean their work was done - they usually picked fruit and vegetables around California or traveled north to harvest salmon. If you look through the windows, you can see the furnishings those cannery workers would have had.

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June 2022