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Did you work at the old Gilroy cannery for a summer? A year? A
decade? We would like to hear your stories!
Gilroy – Did you work at the old Gilroy cannery for a summer? A year? A decade? We would like to hear your stories!

As part of a redevelopment project, South County Housing Corporation has launched the Cannery History Project. This project, in conjunction with the Gavilan College History Department, will employ Gavilan students to gather, preserve and share human histories of Gilroy’s cannery community.

SCH has purchased the site in downtown and plans a mixed-use development of approximately 210 residential units and 40,000 square feet of office, food service and retail space.

Rather than losing the history when the buildings are replaced, SCH wishes to make the stories of people who worked at the cannery known.

Details: Former cannery workers or their family may contact Leah Halper at 848-4846 or [email protected]

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