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  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary:


    Date: 1583

    : a building for the cooling, handling, or bottling of milk

    Our milk house was made of cinder blocks and fieldstones and was whitewashed inside and out and had a concrete floor. It contained a double sink and a large stainless steel bulk tank to hold the milk that was piped in from the electric milking machines in the milking parlor in the barn. The milk was unpasteurized and was taken away to the dairy by a service using large tank trucks called milk trucks. We sold individual glass bottles of the milk to our friends and neighbors for 25 cents a gallon as late as 1969.

    February 4, 2008