Edmonton Dairies

As a boy living in the Norwood District of Edmonton, I used to “help” our Woodlands Dairy milkman. At the end of his route, I would tag along to help unload the wagon and stable the horse and help the milkman cash in. An important element of cashing in was placing the paper milk tickets […]

Dairies Of Edmonton

Since his retirement in 1995, bob has actively collected pre W.W.2 Canadian School readers, brass letter openers and Big Little Books. While he does have an extensive collection of each of these, his main passion has been collecting milk bottles and related dairy memorabilia. The milk bottle collection focuses on the four western provinces, with […]

Edmonton’s South Side Dairies

Alba Fitt, 85 years, recalls that they milked their 28 cows, bottled the milk, loaded the wagon, then had breakfast. Husband Jim then left on the Fitt’s Dairy route arriving back at the farm at 74th St. and 92 Ave. by 1:00 or 2:00 p.m. Fitt’s Dairy which operated from 1909 to 1949, was one […]

September Milk Bottle Harvest

September of this year turned out to be a very satisfying month in terms of additions to my milk bottle collection. Prior to the Blue Mountain Show in Calgary, the pickings had been slim at the few auctions we attended and shops we visited. At the Strathcona Antique Mall in July I had picked up […]