In their crisp white uniforms, young women cannery workers march in Labor Day Parade, nd, c. 1946. ~ San Pedro Bay Historical Society
On Parade LABOR DAY PARADE IN SAN PEDRO featured Port of LA and Terminal Island Industries. The fish canneries were an integral part of the local working experience. San Pedro residents who were school children in the 1950s remember sitting near the Tuna Ladies on the city buses and being overwhelmed by the smell of fish. Children made efforts to avoid bus routes that took the cannery workers home.
Despite the children's opinion, local lore held, "Don't knock the smell, that's the smell of money."