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Blue Star Foods
1023 4th St.
See Also: Con Agra

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James W. McLaughlin [photo cropped to head and shoulders in newspaper article]

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Blue Star Foods...is producing a "Dining Lite" lite [sic] of foods at its Council Bluffs plant, selling the entrees initially in Omaha and Dallas. The food line change is attributed to a change in lifestyle.

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Food Cans...are shoveled from the second floor of the Blue Star plant by the truck load, as workmen start cleanup after fire.

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Hooked For Surgery...on the boning line, the holiday bird is butchered by Mrs. Margaret Morrison, 21 Kimberly Drive.

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A Ton Of Turkey...in perforated container is lowered by Walter Igou, 2725 S. 6th St., into a vat of bubbling cooking broth.

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Charred Batteries...in the foreground held some 6,000 live chickens which were destroyed in the Blue Star fire at Atlantic. Company officials termed the plant a "total loss."

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On This Pie Line...workers put out part of the 225,000 per day production

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Boning chickens...for Blue Star are 125 women at the plant here. Machine in the foreground is a meat dicer.

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color photo of Blue Star Foods logo on the side of the building at 25 Main Place

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Blue Star Foods' float, which featured both the plant building and the space shuttle Challenger. [photo part of parade photo collage].

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Photo of exterior of Blue Star Foods building, with Blue Star semi and a train

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William and John Kaplan show off their line of frozen foods. The local company has shifted its emphasis away from government contracting.

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nighttime photo of firefighters on ladders, with hoses, entering building's second story windows; smoke at top of photo

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photo of corner of Blue Star Produce Inc. building. at 4th Street and 11th Avenue. Also on building signs: Eggs, Poultry

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photo of Pioneer Storage Company Public Warehouse building. Also shows sign for Corn Belt Adhesives.
Wiring on back indicates Blue Star
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