From time to time the HSOB will post an online exhibit from its archive. Enjoy the selection of photos of Producers Milk Co. below. Remember the horse-drawn milk wagons? Producers was the last dairy locally to use horses in home delivery routes. In 1952 there still were 20 horses on 18 daily milk wagon runs in addition to the fleet of retail trucks. Remember the Dairy Dell and plant on State Road (West 35th) at Schiller Avenue? In 1921 the Plain Dealer reported that the six-year-old Producers Milk Co. had purchased that southeast corner parcel for its plant from J. W. Van De Roe." Producers, including 22 Dairy Dell stores, was sold in 1979 to Oberlin Farms Dairy, Inc. but lives on in our memory and these photos.
Issues from 3 local news publications present spotlights of days past. Watch as our collection grows!
We are honored to present videos of three presentations by Ruth Ketteringham. Ms. Ketteringham was historian for the Early Settlers for thirty years from 1973 to 2003. She was widely regarded as one of the foremost historians of Brooklyn Township—the area that includes today's Old Brooklyn as well as Brooklyn Centre, Ohio City, Tremont and parts of Linndale and Brooklyn Heights. Ruth Ketteringham passed away in 2006 at the age of 99 (Ketteringham memorial).