Friday, March 26, 2010

Fancy Water Tower

Many of you might be familiar with the Libby Fruit Cocktail. Not sure if it is categorized as fruit, dessert, or salad, but diced fruit covered by a sweet sugary syrup in a tin can was definitely a treat.
The water tower label reads...
Libby's
Fancy Quality
Fancy Fruits for Salads


The Libby Cannery opened in 1902 might be long gone, but the tower that supplied the water to the factory and its workers still stands in the middle of Silicon Valley surrounded by high-tech companies.


Thanks to the Sunnyvale Historical Society, this is the picture of the original water tower before it was replaced by the one above in 1965.

6 comments:

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I do remember and that is such cool photo.

dot said...

Don't you know how I love water towers? This one is quite unique. I buy "any brand" fruit cocktail sweetened with splenda but I'm still glad to see a Libby's can up there. lol. Thanks for showing me.

betchai said...

cool Karen, did not know this in Sunnyvale, maybe next time we pass in the area, we'll check this out.

Mei Teng said...

I like the tower that has been replaced.

caloy said...

this is my favorite corned beef.. happy easter!

caite said...

that is fantastic!!