H.G. Prince

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{{Infobox_Industry | primary_business = Cannery | primary_town = Oakland | primary_dates = 1868-1930 | successors = [[California Packing Corporation] }}

Originally a jelly maker in San Francisco, later operator of canneries in Fruitvale and San Leandro. Sold to California Packing Corporation between 1925 and 1930.


Location Years Address Details
Fruitvale 1921
San Leandro 1922


Cannery Buildings


Fruitvale cannery.

Article in June 1921 Canning Age notes their use of trucks to bring the crop to the cannery. Brought peas in from Mt. Eden, San Leandro. Also cites that sending fruit by rail meant stopping picking by 2:30 to get the crop to the railhead. With the trucks, they could be picking til almost 5:00.

Bought San Leandro Canning Company in May 1922 according to May 1922 Western Canner and Packer.

My father remembers that the Del Monte San Leandro was still canning some grades of fruit with H.G. Prince labels in the 1940's when he held summer jobs there.

See photos of employees from Oakland Museum.