My home was built in 1926 so it was 70 years old when I moved here. As necessary repairs and upgrades were completed over the years, some interesting objects were discovered. This battered milk bottle cap is an example:
[From my personal collection]
I loved the dairy's unpretentious name and always planned to do some research about it but somehow I never got around to it. So when the bottle cap re-surfaced during a junk drawer clean-out yesterday, I decided the time had come and here's what I found.
[Monday, May 4, 1931 Paper: Evening Tribune (San Diego, California) Page: 25
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[Few Acres Jersey Farm - Bonita, California. Source: Chula Vista Public Library]
The proprietor F[rancis] M[arion} Brown was born in Kansas in 1891 and already had his dairy in 1917 when he registered for the World War I draft.
[Registration State: California; Registration County: San Diego; Roll: 1543758. Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. Imaged from Family History Library microfilm.]
Here's a later picture of the farm trucks including a delivery van. I wonder if that's how the bottle cap got here?
[Few Acres Jersey Farm Trucks - Bonita, California. Source: Chula Vista Public Library]
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