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

Blue Bell Creameries

 
 
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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.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1907.
 
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
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By James Hulse, January 8, 2021
2. Blue Bell Creameries and Marker
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of Longhofer Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1101 S Blue Bell Rd, Brenham TX 77833, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Century Tree (a few steps from this marker); Camptown Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Pickard High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mount Rose Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Milroy's Garden and Orchard (approx. 0.8 miles away); William H. Watson (approx. 0.8 miles away); Brenham Fire Department (approx. 0.8 miles away); Evangelical Lutheran Colleges of Texas (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
 
Blue Bell Creameries Delivery Truck image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
3. Blue Bell Creameries Delivery Truck
Blue Bell Creameries Trade Mark image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
4. 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
5. Blue Bell Creameries Owner/Operators
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 520 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on June 15, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on June 10, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   2. submitted on January 8, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.   3, 4, 5. submitted on June 10, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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