Building Harold Hassingers fruit house in Beavertown

(Courtesy of Beavertown Historical Society)

Shown here is activity in the constuction of the Harold Hassinger fruit house in 1939. Shown left to right (upper): Donald and Harry Seebold and “Pet” Umholtz. Shown left to right (lower): Harry Wagner, Bill Wagner, Raymond “Buck” Zechman. Pet is operating a scoop being pulled by Harold Hassinger’s Caterpillar. Many thousands of cubic feet of red shale were evacuated and later a large cinder block fruit house was erected. This structure collapsed a number of years ago. A photo of the finished fruit house was published in an earlier Beavertown News.



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