Another beautiful story of Astoria life captured by @tell.me.astoria
— thank you for helping document the stories of our town and the memories of the Cannery workers.
I worked here at the cold storage in high school for a bit. There were a bunch of us high school kids that would work here in the summers unloading frozen tuna and we'd load them into the lockers. I remember we'd also haul big tubs of fish guts that they'd sell to the mink farmers. It was fun, we'd goof off a lot, but we did what we were told to do. This was a thriving town back then, blue collar, fishing and logging. The downtown was typical, with lots of stores, hardware, clothing, sporting goods, it was all downtown. You'd know people, you'd trade with each other. It was kind of a rough town in some ways because of the fisherman and all the bars and such. A lot different than it is now. And we've had our ups in downs in Astoria, that's for sure. (Ron Larsen 2/5)