Penniman Fruit Company
Dried Fruit Packer
The Penniman Fruit Company was a dried fruit packer in San Jose. The company founder was Luther E. Penniman, Arthur Conley Penniman, and Geo. A. Penniman. Arthur Conley Penniman had 20 acre orchard in Willow Glen where he built a dryer. The company was listed as a fruit packer in 1893, and fruit dryer in 1896
The elder Penniman had been an immigrant from the east, driving a light wagon from the Missouri River to Placerville in 51 days. He also invented the "Ferris Wheel" style prune dryer, used in Watsonville for apples by Castle Brothers.
The company was starting a cannery in 1893.
|San Jose||Willow St.||Near Guadalupe River|
|San Jose||1896||Willow near Minnesota Avenue|