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Encyclopedia Dubuque


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Milk cap.
Photo courtesy: Bob Reding
Photo courtesy: Bob Reding
Home deliveries of milk products were left in metal cans like these. Photo courtesy: Rob Klauer

OAKLAND FARMS DAIRY. The owner of Oakland Dairy, Clem Welsh sponsored and supported between 8-10 bowling teams in Dubuque for nearly three decades. In addition he sponsored the Oakland Dairy holiday tournament for eighteen years, a competition which drew between 450-500 bowlers. For sixteen years he offered an annual cash prize for the high game and series for both men and women at Fischer Lanes.

Founded in 1934, Oakland Farm Dairies in 1968 was owned by Donald Welsh. The company in Key West employed nineteen males and two females in the production of cottage cheese and milk.

The 1972 Dubuque City Directory gave as the address--Key West.