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The History of Meadow Gold

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 7, 2021
1. The History of Meadow Gold Marker
Inscription.  George E. Haskell and William W. Bosworth lost their jobs with the bankrupt Fremont Butter and Egg Company in 1893. A year later in Beatrice, Nebraska, Haskell and Bosworth formed a partnership and began purchasing butter, milk and eggs from local farmers for resale. Ultimately, they began churning and packaging butter in their own plant and distributing it to area grocery stores, restaurants, and hotels under their own label. By the turn of the century, the company was shipping dairy products across the Midwest.

During the same period approximately 100 miles to the southeast, the Continental Creamery Company of Topeka, was producing butter and competing with Haskell and Bosworth. On November 12, 1901, Continental was granted a trademark by the U.S. Patent Office for the name "Meadow Gold" - a name that had been selected by Continental employees through a contest in search for a name to describe the golden quality of their fresh, creamy butter.

On March 1, 1905, the company formed by Haskell and Bosworth was incorporated as the Beatrice Creamery Company of Iowa. That same year, Continental was purchased by Beatrice and its
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2. The History of Meadow Gold Marker
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Meadow Gold brand joined the Beatrice Creamery Company family of products.

Beatrice moved to Chicago in 1913 and by the 1930s, around the time the Meadow Gold sign was originally erected, the company was one of the major dairy companies in the United States. By the beginning of World War II, the Meadow Gold brand was a household name in much of America.
 
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is March 1, 1905.
 
Location. 36° 8.861′ N, 95° 58.487′ W. Marker is in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in Tulsa County. Marker is on East 11th Street (Old U.S. 66) west of South Quaker Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Marker is under a structure which holds the Meadow Gold sign. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1324 E 11th St, Tulsa OK 74120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The History of Neon Signs (here, next to this marker); Saving the Meadow Gold Sign (here, next to this marker); History of This Site (a few steps from this marker); Leyh Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tulsa Monument Company (approx. half a mile away); Dry Cleaners (approx. half a mile away); Elliott Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); 10th Street & Main Street (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tulsa.
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 7, 2021
3. The History of Meadow Gold Marker
Marker is underneath the structure
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 22, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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