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Fonds AM1442 - Harry D. Bohart collection

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Harry D. Bohart collection

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  • [193-]-1983 (Creation)
    Palm Dairy Limited

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  • < 0.01 m of textual records
  • 32 photographs

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(ca. 1923-)

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Crystal Dairy Limited began operation ca. 1923 with James Russell as managing director. Located at 415 West 8th Avenue, it was a close neighbour of Fraser Valley Dairies Limited at 405. By 1927 the Dairy had a new location at 1803 Commercial Drive where the milk division and later the ice-cream division remained into the 1950s. Archibald and William Fraser, president and secretary respectively, controlled the business until the late 1940s. Palm Dairies, originally located at 1060 Cambie Street under the management of George Fawcett, took over the operations of Crystal ca. 1952. The main office and plant (Milk Division) moved to 3333 Main Street, while the Grandview branch at 1803 Commerical Drive housed the ice-cream division. By 1961 the ice-cream division had moved to 1060 Cambie. George Fawcett remained as manager until the late 1970s when he was succeeded by Don Westondorp.

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Harry D. Bohart was a long-time employee at Palm Dairies, starting as a mechanic and retiring as a fleet supervisor.

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The collection consists chiefly of photographs of Crystal Dairy and Palm Dairy collected by Harry Bohart. Fonds also includes miscellaneous printed material, including milk delivery schedules.

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Donated by Harry D. Bohart in May 2003.


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CVA 99-2983

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