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Sunny Hill Dairy truck fleetPosted Friday, February 4, 2011, at 7:30 AM
Sunny Hill's fleet of trucks delivers milk daily in Cape, Jackson, Illmo-Fornfelt, Ancell, Chaffee, Delta, Advance and to Anderson Air Activities at Malden, Mo. (G.D. Fronabarger photo)
The dairy was started in 1908 and began operating as Sunny Hill Farms Dairy Co. in 1930 as a partnership between brothers Louis C. and Charles F. Blattner. The plant pasteurized and homogenized milk and was operated on family-owned property on South Frederick and Good Hope.
In 1940, Sunny Hill purchased a building and property on South West End Boulevard for a new plant. At that time, a restaurant and dairy bar were added as well.
Prairie Farms purchased the business in 1970. The local dairy closed in 1974.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The picture shows two Divco "stand and drive" milk trucks in the front.
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Fred Lynch has captured images for the Southeast Missourian since 1975, in that time moving from black-and-white to color, from film to digital and to video. The blog title is a nod to an earlier era of news photography and the 4x5 Speed Graphic: It's more important to be there for the shot than to worry about technical details.