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House and Milk House

 

Many typical Monroe County farms had a special building for handling milk.  The milk house usually contained a vat with water to cool the 10-gallon cans of warm milk.  Some milk houses would have water flowing into the vat from a nearby spring.  The milk house was where fresh milk from the milking process was strained, the milk was cooled and the cans of milk stored until picked up by the milk wagon or milk truck the following day.

 

Photo taken about 2000

 

Provided by Dorothy Bayes

 

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