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July 10, 1910: 'Furnishing Buffalo with the finest milk in the world'

Imagine just-harvested milk sitting in barrels on farms, loaded onto uncovered carts to be taken to the hot boxcars of the nearest train.

That’s how milk was served in Buffalo 110 years ago, and it’s no wonder that such milk served as a breeding ground for strep, diphtheria, scarlet fever and other maladies.

While the new procedures implemented to keep milk a bit cooler hardly seem like enough by today’s standards, they were big advances in providing the city with healthier milk.

08 july 1910 rigid milk inspection


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