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Pleasanton in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Meadowlark Dairy - The Dairy Silo

Alviso Adobe Community Park

 
 
The Dairy Silo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 6, 2009
1. The Dairy Silo Marker
Inscription. At roughly 45 feet high, the Meadowlark Dairy silo was a distinctive visual landmark. This circular paving marks the silo’s approximate location. The original silo and barn were much larger. Silage, fodder for animals, is created by partially fermenting agricultural products, such as corn stalks, to enhance their nutritional value and preserves them for winter feed.
 
Erected 2008 by Alviso Adobe Community Park.
 
Location. 37° 39.596′ N, 121° 54.782′ W. Marker is in Pleasanton, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from Old Foothill Road near Foothill Road. Touch for map. Marker is located next to the hay barn interpretive building at Alviso Adobe Community Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3465 Old Foothill Road, Pleasanton CA 94588, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Meadowlark Dairy – Dairy Bunkhouse (a few steps from this marker); Meadowlark Dairy – Dairy Manager’s House (a few steps from this marker); Francisco Solano Alviso Adobe (within shouting distance of this marker); Alviso Adobe (within shouting distance of this
The Dairy Silo Marker and the Footprint of the Silo image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 6, 2009
2. The Dairy Silo Marker and the Footprint of the Silo
marker); Alviso Adobe Community Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rancho El Valle de San Jose (approx. 1.6 miles away); Gold Creek (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Pleasanton Hotel (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pleasanton.
 
Also see . . .  Got Milk…And More. A Pleasanton Weekly article by Kathy Cordova giving historical information on the Meadowlark Dairy as well as the dairy today. (Submitted on November 18, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAgriculture
 
Close-Up of Photo on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 6, 2009
3. Close-Up of Photo on Marker
Silo and hay barn circa 1937. The silo ceased to be used by 1950 and was torn down.

Photo Courtesy of Doris (Dana) Tobias.
The Hay Barn - Interpretive Center image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 6, 2009
4. The Hay Barn - Interpretive Center
Meadowlark Dairy image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 6, 2009
5. Meadowlark Dairy
The current business runs as a retail store in Downtown Pleasanton. This drive-thru creamery is noted for its ice cream and is still an intricate part of Pleasanton heritage.
Mural at the Meadowlark Dairy in Downtown Pleasanton image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 6, 2009
6. Mural at the Meadowlark Dairy in Downtown Pleasanton
An illustration of the dairy farm at the Alviso Adobe is depicted in the artwork of this mural.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,824 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 18, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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