Birthplace of Commercial Ice Cream Production

Title

Birthplace of Commercial Ice Cream Production

Title

Birthplace of Commercial Ice Cream Production

Date

2012-07-15

County

York

Type

Roadside

Marker Location

At York Co. Heritage Rail Trail at bridge over Rt. 214, Seven Valleys

Marker Text

In 1851 C. Jacob Fussell built a factory nearby to produce ice cream from the surplus milk and cream of York County dairy farmers. This was the first time that ice cream had been mass-produced for commercial distribution in the US. The nearby Northern Central Railroad provided easy access to the Baltimore market. After Fussell moved his operations to Baltimore, commercial production was continued by local manufacturers into the 1940s.

Files

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Citation

“Birthplace of Commercial Ice Cream Production,” The Land of Penn and Plenty: Bringing History to the Table, accessed November 22, 2017, http://pafoodways.omeka.net/items/show/143.