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I remember those Alpenrose milk trucks so well. Almost everyone had a delivery box on their front porch. I also remember the bread delivery trucks and I even got my shoes delivered. We'd go out to the truck in our driveway and get fitted right there.
Now almost nothing is delivered...unless it's electronically. Even the Post Office has started down the slippery slope to extinction.
February 18, 2013 at 08:09 AM
I remember those Alpenrose trucks in Portland.
Around 1994, I moved to another
state and in the small town I lived in,
there were still milk truck deliveries.
It was great.
Milk, butter, cheeses, ice cream,
anything dairy delivered right to your door.
February 18, 2013 at 11:05 AM
I think Alpenrose was the last dairy to make home deliveries, but there were other dairies in Portland that were delivering into the 60' and early 70's: Senn Dairy, Sunshine, Darigold, etc. The bottle at 37th & Sandy was originally a milk bottle advertising the Steigerwald Dairy. growing up in SE Pdx in the 40's & 50's, Zwald dairy was located on 60th & duke with grazing land on both sides of 6oth. Mr Zwald delivered milk to Errol Heights families into the 50's, delivering their milk on horse drawn wagons in the 40's. in the winter of 49-50 the snow drifts were so deep he had to plow a path for his cows, and you couldnt even see them crossing the road. in the late 50's & 60's, the SENN Family dairy assumed the SE Portland milk trade. Alpenrose was a very popular place to visit by school kids on field trips. the Cadonau family loved to have them visit, we each got to try and milk a cow, one of the most civic minded enterprise families in Portland, and are thriving today.
February 18, 2013 at 01:20 PM
Before Alpenrose moved to Shattuck Rd. in 1944, the location was home to Elco Dairy.
Craig Addams |
February 18, 2013 at 06:04 PM
I recall the the milk trucks and their squeaky brakes as well. They used brake shoe lining that was hard as rock, squeaked like crazy but lasted a good long time.
February 18, 2013 at 08:27 PM
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