Applebox Belles: The Women of Lake Country's Packinghouses

Creator(s): Lake Country Museum and Archives

Meet the belles of the early apple-packing industry in Lake Country, British Columbia. Known by names such as the Summer Girls, and the champion “Apple Wrapper Flappers”, these determined women became the workforce of the packinghouses — sorting, wrapping, packing, and stamping. They transformed a routine job into a highly skilled profession over the course of a half-century, until technological changes altered their roles. Their legacy is presented through personal reminiscences, stories and photographs.

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