The Bayside Canning Company

Bayside Canning Company
Quote from In 1906, Thomas Foon Chew opened the Bayside Canning Company in Alviso, taking over the Precita Canning Company from his father. Chew grew the business into California's third largest cannery and, at its peak, it employed hundreds of Chinese workers who were lodged in company houses nearby the factory. The depression and the death of Chew in 1931 brought the cannery to the end. The abandoned cannery building is one of the landmarks of Alviso and is covered by a wonderful mural painted in 1981 depicting the history of Alviso.
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