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Seven Valleys in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Birthplace of Commercial Ice Cream Production

 
 
Birthplace of Commercial Ice Cream Production Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 23, 2015
1. Birthplace of Commercial Ice Cream Production Marker
Inscription. In 1851 C. Jacob Fussell built a factory nearby to produce ice cream from the surplus milk and cream of York County dairy farmers. This was the first time that ice cream had been mass-produced for commercial distribution in the US. The nearby Northern Central Railroad provided easy access to the Baltimore market. After Fussell moved his operations to Baltimore, commercial production was continued by local manufacturers into the 1940s.
 
Erected 2012 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 51.242′ N, 76° 46.276′ W. Marker is in Seven Valleys, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is on Main Street (US 214). Click for map. The marker is on York County Heritage Trail at the bridge over Main Street (US 214). Marker is in this post office area: Seven Valleys PA 17360, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hanover Junction Vital Crossroads (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hanover Junction (approx. 0.8 miles away); 3-inch Rifles (approx. 0.8 miles away); Glatfelter Station (approx. 1.8 miles away); York Iron Company Mine (approx. 2.2 miles away); Jefferson Public Square (approx. 4.5 miles away); Honor Roll (approx. 4.5 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 4.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Seven Valleys.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 174 times since then and 7 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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