Fun Fact – Pickles!

Most Stone County folks know that Wiggins once was home to the largest pickle factory in the world. With the timber industry in decline, the Finkbine Lumber interests founded the American Pickle and Canning Company in 1912 in order to process crops produced from the cut-over timber lands.

While pickles were the primary product, in 1918-1919, sweet potatoes, beans and blackberries were canned and shipped from the Wiggins plant.

The Pickle Factory, under several different operators, remained a key component of Stone County’s industry until the 1980s.