Re: milk traffic on the CGW

Denny Anspach <danspach@...>

Tom inquires about the express reefers carrying dairy products from Rochester, MN to Baltimore.

I agree that fresh milk products probably would not likely withstand such a long trip, but- butter would!

The next natural question is, HOW would butter have been ordinarily shipped by rail -- i.e. Land O'Lakes butter on the tables at Houser's in Baltimore.?

Note to SGL: Your remark on Iowa not being in existence in the 1830s and 1840s is true, even though it cuts to the bone. The key clue as to the correct century was the use of a --bicycle--, an invention not yet seeing the light of day in the early 19th century. ;-().


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