Cannery Workers

This category is related to all the cannery workers, who worked alongside the fishermen, without the cannery workers the fisherman had now where to take their catch.

Gruwell Lucia "Ventimiglia" FISHING 1915-2017

Lucia "Lucy" Ventimiglia Gruwell was born February 10, 1915, in Martinez, CA, and arrived in Monterey at the age of three with her parents, Orazio and Maria Ventimiglia, and 9 brothers and sisters.…Learn More..

Ventimiglia Rose Enea 1929-2018

Rose Enea was born in Monterey, California, on November 14, 1929. Her mother Mary Balestrieri was born to Sicilian immigrants in Pittsburgh, California. Her father, Benny Enea was born in French…Learn More..

Beyond Cannery Row

I find this book very interesting in reading, it covers the culture of the Sicilian women who worked in the canneries in Monterey and the strength they showed in raising their families as the husbands…Learn More..