John Howe, Jr. reminisces about the co-op creamery his father established in Stevensville, Montana, in 1910. He describes various aspects of the industry such as butter, cheese, and ice cream making processes, refrigeration difficulties, and creamery regulations. Howe discusses some of the awards his father’s creamery won for its cheese and butter at venues such as the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, Missouri. He recalls how the family’s creamery burned down in 1912, was rebuilt, and returned to production in 90 days.
Stevensville, Montana; Bitterroot Valley, Montana; Creamery industry, Montana; Creameries, Montana; Dairy industry, Montana
Bitterroot Historical Society Oral History Project, OH 120, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (15 p.: 28 cm.)
Howe, John Jr., "John Howe, Jr. Interview, October 1984" (1984). Bitterroot Historical Society Oral History Project. 5.