Saturday, June 24, 2017

Granted a License to Sell Milk, 1897 Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Copyright 2017, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

Now and then I find a news article a bit out of the ordinary, no police stuff, no wedding stuff, just well - - 

This is from the November 22, 1897 issue of the Star Tribune, published in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

It is a notice of the granting of licenses for residents of the city of Minneapolis to sell, MILK.  Not booze, no moonshine, MILK!

I'm going out on a limb here to suggest that it may require a milk cow near the property to accomplish this, unless, of course, they go by vehicle to farms outside of the city limits to get their milk, daily??  No matter, the fun part here is:

H. W. Lashbrook, 3114 Morgan avenue north.

Who is in fact, W. H. Lashbrook (slight typo there), Man's great-grandfather, Wallace Henry Lashbrook.

The license appears to be valid for 6 months.

Yes, we researchers DO love our newspapers.

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