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Fred Lynch

Mystery Solved: Making Apple Butter

Posted Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at 7:30 AM

We found this photo by G.D. Fronabarger in the Oct. 5, 1960 edition of the Southeast Missourian. Here is the caption:

Apple butter-making time is here again and members of the W.S.C.S. of Grace Methodist Church, as has been their custom for many years, are making the delicious products in big kettles out in the open air. This photo was made Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Wilkinson, 2855 Bloomfield, and shows some of the members of the ladies group assisted by a few of the men of the church, making the butter.


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  • That was a time when making apple butter was Real Apple Butter!

    -- Posted by voyager on Thu, Jul 29, 2010, at 11:09 PM
  • you sure this wasn't taken last year at the altenburg fair?

    -- Posted by TommyStix on Fri, Jul 30, 2010, at 11:43 AM
  • Did y'all notice that it took 12 women to supervise those 4 men???

    -- Posted by mo_ky_fellow on Wed, Aug 4, 2010, at 10:38 AM
  • mo_ky_fellow...

    must be the same crew that works on the highways.

    -- Posted by B_O_B on Thu, Dec 2, 2010, at 1:02 PM
  • 1960--These folks are from Grace Methodist, and this location is at the Wilkinson home, 2855 Bloomfield Road just to the west of where the Lutheran Home is now located. View is towards the south and the tree line is Beggs orchard. In 1967 we built our house at 3227 Bloomfield several blocks west where Mercator is now located.

    -- Posted by Elroy on Sat, May 31, 2014, at 9:17 AM