Then and Now: Abbott's Dairy

An Abbott's Dairy employee transfers milk cartons to crates
in this 1961 file photo.

Then: For many longtime Hastings area residents, the name Abbott's Dairy probably stirs up memories of milk that came to the door in bottles via a delivery truck, the colorful containers of cottage cheese or chocolate ice cream.

"I remember right after the war when Abbott's delivered their milk in bottles by a horse-pulled truck," wrote LaDonna Bicknell in a Facebook post.

Now: The property at 318 W. First St. where Abbott's Dairy once operated is now a warehouse for the Dutton-Laison Co.

The company known as Abbott's Dairy started in Hastings in 1910 as part of the Blue Valley Creamery Co. based in Chicago, which sold butter products.

To read more, see Friday's Hastings Tribune or the Tribune e-edition.>>>

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