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The "Cutting Peaches" and "Sulphur Shed" photos are a pair: The shed in the background of the hillside shot of all the wooden drying trays. I am dating them in 1917 because my grandfather Diel is in them and he died in 1918 of influenza. Somebody like Franklin Diel may have "originals" of these photos, but I am not sure how many branches of the Diel family there were, as my grandmother remarried and moved off to Wyoming (sugar beets!) and then to Idaho. I never knew any of the Diels.

Once cut and treated with sulfur, the peaches were placed on wooden trays and placed in the hot valley sun to complete the drying process.

Workers in the Sulphur Shed

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