Creamer's Dairy Milk Cap - Fairbanks Alaska Dairy - Grade A Milk Cap Yellow Cap
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Creamer's Dairy Milk Cap - Fairbanks Alaska Dairy - Grade A Milk Cap Yellow Cap:
unused milk cap
A Bit of history on Creamer's Dairy Farm
In 1928 Charles and Anna Creamer purchased what is now known as Creamer’s field from Charles and Belle Hinckley.
During the 1930s and 1940s, the Creamer's worked hard to modernize and expand the business. They built two large ``Louden'' barns--designed by the Louden Machinery Co. of Iowa--which still give Creamer's its distinctive visual appeal. The first and largest barn cost $13,700--more than the entire dairy was worth 10 years earlier. Its hayloft held 165 tons of hay, enough to feed 55 cows through the winter.
The 1940s and early 1950s Creamer's Dairy prospered, selling milk, ice cream, sherbet, cottage cheese, whipping cream, buttermilk, chocolate milk, and even a non-dairy orange drink. World War II was good for business at first, because it enabled them to secure a lucrative contract to sell milk and ice cream toLadd Air Force Base(which is now actually Fort Wainwright -the army base in Fairbanks, Alaska). But post-war changes in shipping (air and the newly opened Alaska Highway) allowed outside competitors to enter the local market. These and other economic factors were taking their toll by the late 1950s. The dairy ended production in 1966.
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