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AACHM Oral History: Audrey Monagan

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 3:33pm

Audrey Monagan was born in Ann Arbor in 1941, and grew up in a close-knit, predominantly black neighborhood on North Fifth Ave. She remembers attending Bethel AME Church with her grandparents, spending time at the Dunbar Community Center, and helping raise her younger siblings. She attended Jones School and Pioneer High School before working for General Motors, where she was an inspector for eighteen years. Mrs. Monagan has been married to her second husband, Philip, for 48 years.

Fire Damages Sausage Firm

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Parent Issue
Day
17
Month
February
Year
1951
Copyright
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Peters Sausage Company - Animal Slaughter & Cleaning, March 1954

Peters Sausage Company - Animal Slaughter & Cleaning, March 1954 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, March 20, 1954
Caption
FROM HOGS TO PORK: In this room, hogs are killed, bled, scalded, de-haired and washed. George E. Bowler (front center) of the City Health Department inspects all animals during each killing operation. Uzziah Wallace (left) is about to slit open one of the animals, while Fritz Model (right) gives the pork a final washing with a hose.

Peters Sausage Company - Cooling Room, March 1954

Peters Sausage Company - Cooling Room, March 1954 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, March 20, 1954
Caption
PORK TODAY, HAM TOMORROW: Suspended in long rows, pork is chilled in this Peters Sausage Co. cooling room overnight. When removed to the cutting floor, the internal temperature of the meat will be about 36 degrees.

Peters Sausage Company - Lard Production, March 1954

Peters Sausage Company - Lard Production, March 1954 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, March 20, 1954
Caption
STILL ANOTHER PRODUCT - LARD: At the Peters Sausage Co., lard is produced from fat as a major by-product. Most of the operations are automatic. They involve cooking, separating protein matter, chilling. The liquid lard comes out of the machine operated by Fritz Model in one-pound lots. Oscar Sims is putting flat boxes into a shaping machine.

Peters Sausage Company - Meat Products, March 1954

Peters Sausage Company - Meat Products, March 1954 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, March 20, 1954
Caption
READY TO GO: Here completed sausage and meat cuts are awaiting shipment to retail outlets. Processing of the sausages is done at the firm's parent organization in Detroit.