From the Harford County Genealogical Society:
20-Nov-2011 Next Meeting
143 N. Main St, Bel Air, MD 21014
“HARFORD COUNTY CANNERIES AND ASSOCIATED FAMILIES”
Our November speaker, Bernie Bodt, has been collecting tokens, labels, pictures and information about the Harford County canning industry since the 1950s. His parents, and paternal and maternal (Magness) grandparents were all involved in Harford’s canning industry. As a youngster, he was given tokens from their canning houses that he used as his “play money”. Bernie’s research has found 700 canning houses in the county. In 2009 Bernie produced a canning house map for the Historical Society of Harford County.