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Brenham in Washington County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Blue Bell Creameries

 
 
Blue Bell Creameries Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
1. Blue Bell Creameries Marker
Inscription. In August 1907, the Brenham Creamery Company formed to purchase excess dairy products from farmers and produce butter for local sales. In 1911, the creamery began making ice cream, producing a maximum of two gallons each day. E.F. Kruse, who managed the creamery from 1919 to 1951, changed the company's name to Blue Bell Creameries in 1930. During the company's early years, management set the tone for careful business practices and respect for tradition. Under the Kruse family's leadership, business expanded into markets outside of Brenham. Blue Bell has become one of the nation's most successful ice cream brands with a focus on its "country" origins, quality ingredients and friendly service.
 
Erected 2007 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13541.)
 
Location. 30° 9.767′ N, 96° 22.732′ W. Marker is in Brenham, Texas, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from South Blue Bell Road (County Route 577) 0.1 miles north of Longhofer Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1101 S Blue Bell Rd, Brenham TX 77833, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bassett and Bassett Banking House (approx.
Blue Bell Creameries Delivery Truck image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
2. Blue Bell Creameries Delivery Truck
1.1 miles away); County Commissioners Court (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Brenham Maifest (approx. 1.2 miles away); Washington County C. S. A. (approx. 1.2 miles away); Schmid Bros. Building (approx. 1.2 miles away); Robert Starke Armistead (approx. 6.6 miles away); Site of Soule University for Boys (approx. 7.5 miles away); Chappell Hill (approx. 7.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Brenham.
 
Regarding Blue Bell Creameries. What!? You've never eaten Blue Bell ice cream?
 
Also see . . .
1. Blue Bell Creameries in Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 10, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. Blue Bell Creameries in The Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on June 10, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Blue Bell Creameries Trade Mark image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
3. Blue Bell Creameries Trade Mark
Their slogan is "We eat all we can and sell the rest"
Blue Bell Creameries Owner/Operators image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
4. Blue Bell Creameries Owner/Operators
Blue Bell Creameries -- YumYum image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
5. Blue Bell Creameries -- YumYum
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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