42. Prune Queen
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||Merril & Doris Firestone
Harold & Jean Firestone
|Vancouver was world-renowned for prune production and heralded itself ‘The Prune Capital of the World’. The portrait in this panel shows Fay Vance, the 1919 Prune Queen.
We found a photo of the local Elks Club members, very nattily dressed in shirts, ties, hats, socks, and garters -- but no pants! They wore barrels that said "Full of Prunes!" How could we resist?