Winthrop News, August 10, 1944 (page 1)
The Minnesota Valley Canning Co.'s plant at Winthrop will get underway for the season's pack at an early date. There will be 208 factory hands. In the field the pickers will number about 65 men, 48 Jamaicans and 12 Mexicans. The Jamaicans will be housed and fed at the plant grounds. This crew of foreign workmen has been employed at LeSueur during the pea pack.