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Dairy information that no longer is in business.

Skadman4

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Feb 6, 2020
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I have a bottle that has the name of a dairy that doesn't exist any longer and is not on the registry for the county or historical society. Any suggestions as to where I might look otherwise? The family has a section of town and a road named after them that is the same as the bottle. I contacted them and no one has a memory of this farm. I'm looking into for them as much as me so any help would be awesome. TIA

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CanadianBottles

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May 24, 2014
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They probably lived on (if it's an old road) or near (if it's a modern road that's part of a subdivision) that road that's named after them. If you have access to old aerial photos of your area that can sometimes be enough to figure out where the dairy is. If i's a mid-20th century bottle then some locals in your area will likely remember it, a lot of areas these days have historical photo/local nostalgia Facebook groups, that would be a good place to ask. Those groups are usually better sources of local 20th century-era information than any book is going to be.

If it's an early 20th century or late 19th century bottle then it'll be much harder to find the exact location of the dairy. If none of the historic directories list it then I'm not sure where to suggest beyond that.
 

shotdwn

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Jan 13, 2018
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Macomb, IL
Does your milk bottle have a date on it? If it does you might try going to your library and seeing if they have a plat book from around that date. A plat book will have all the farms in the county listed in it.
 

shotdwn

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Jan 13, 2018
211
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Macomb, IL
Another place you might try checking is your local farm bureau. They might know about it or could tell you of someone who might know.
 

Dcravosa

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Feb 8, 2013
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I have a bottle that has the name of a dairy that doesn't exist any longer and is not on the registry for the county or historical society. Any suggestions as to where I might look otherwise? The family has a section of town and a road named after them that is the same as the bottle. I contacted them and no one has a memory of this farm. I'm looking into for them as much as me so any help would be awesome. TIA

Sent with smiles Steph
I have a bottle that has the name of a dairy that doesn't exist any longer and is not on the registry for the county or historical society. Any suggestions as to where I might look otherwise? The family has a section of town and a road named after them that is the same as the bottle. I contacted them and no one has a memory of this farm. I'm looking into for them as much as me so any help would be awesome. TIA

Sent with smiles Steph
Are you in the US and, if so, what state?
 

Skadman4

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Feb 6, 2020
55
18
Can i ask what is the name on the milk bottle? Can post a picture?
Pope Dairy Pell City Ala
Bottom rim :Sealed 52 with B•24•4
A triangle with the #7 in the top section of it and some small print I can't read in the bottom section. Registered and I'm thinking the glass makers mark that I'm still looking up


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