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Vintage photos of:
H.J. Heinz 57 plant Tracy, Calif. circa 1962. Note the crates of Tomatoes stacked in front, parking lot full of now-classic vehicles and a now-extinct Phone Booth. From a slide found in a Thrift Store on 9-14-2012. View full size.