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First Milk Pasteurization

1893

 
 
First Milk Pasteurization Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 3, 2019
1. First Milk Pasteurization Marker
Inscription.  
Sheffield Farms Creamery
First in U.S. to pasteurize
milk commercially

 
Erected by Bloomville Area Pride Trust.
 
Location. 42° 19.909′ N, 74° 47.964′ W. Marker is in Bloomville, New York, in Delaware County. Marker is on New York State Route 10 0.4 miles north of Bloomfield-West Harpersfield Road (County Route 33), on the right when traveling north. Marker is located beside the highway near the old Sheffield Farms Creamery complex. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bloomville NY 13739, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1800 Church (approx. half a mile away); Christian Church at Fitch's Bridge (approx. 4.6 miles away); Fitches Crossing Covered Bridge (approx. 4.7 miles away); Fitch's Covered Bridge (approx. 4.7 miles away); Bovina Library (approx. 4.9 miles away); Frisbee House (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Anti-Rent Wars (approx. 5 miles away); Maynard School (approx. 5.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Sheffield Farms Creamery (Wikipedia).
First Milk Pasteurization Marker (<i>wide view from highway looking south  marker near center</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 3, 2019
2. First Milk Pasteurization Marker (wide view from highway looking south marker near center)
Sheffield Farms Creamery in background
The Sheffield Farms Company pasteurized, bottled, and delivered milk in New York City in the first half of the 20th century, becoming one of the largest dairy companies in the world, and selling 20% of the city's milk. The company played a major part in transforming commercial milk from a dirty, disease-spreading product into a clean and healthy one. (Submitted on July 5, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Sheffield Farms Creamery. When this creamery opened in 1892, it was the first to use the milk pasteurization process in the United States. Unprocessed milk was brought from local dairy farms in 110 lbs. cans via horse and buggy (later flatbed trucks). Until it closed in 1960, milk and milk products were shipped by rail from this location to markets in the metropolitan New York area. (Submitted on July 5, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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First Milk Pasteurization Marker (<i>view looking north  Sheffield Farms Creamery on right</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 3, 2019
3. First Milk Pasteurization Marker (view looking north Sheffield Farms Creamery on right)
First Milk Pasteurization Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, August 3, 2019
4. First Milk Pasteurization Marker
View from the north
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 107 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   4. submitted on August 4, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.
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