George Ashley revolutionized Mexican meals: Trish Lengthy

Audria Easterly
Aug. 24, 1952: White uniformed girls take tortillas from a conveyor belt in the Ashley kitchen and deftly roll prepared cheese into them to make enchiladas. The rolled enchiladas move to cookers on the upper belt.

Jean Ashley Stone, the final residing boy or girl of the George and Jenny Ashley loved ones, died July 15, 2021, at the age of 99.

The Ashley family members is perfectly recognized to many El Pasoans through their restaurant Ashley’s Gardens.

I wrote about George Ashley and his canning business enterprise back again in 2009:

George N. Ashley was probably finest acknowledged as the founder and chairman of the board of Ashley’s Inc., a producer of Mexican meals.

He begun his business enterprise in 1931 just after leaving his occupation with the railroad to open a milk bar. In accordance to an Aug. 9, 1953, write-up the first day’s gross receipts were “a several pennies above 3 pounds.”

The article goes on to say, “In an effort to strengthen money, Ashley added a sideline of cooking Mexican food items to choose household. This foodstuff was flavored with a abundant delicious sauce prepared from a solution recipe belonging to his mom-in-law, Sarah Tyra.”

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