Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas, Volume 21, Number 2, Fall 2009 Page: 16
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The Boedeker Ice Cream Company opened the first ice cream manufacturing plant in Dallas in 1887. The plant
pictured here was built in 1921 at Ervay and Pocohontas.
register with the City Chemist in 1906.An assis-
tant was provided for the City Chemist in 1908
to help him visit all the 146 dairies registered in
the city twice each month as required. In 1911
an ordinance was adopted establishing standards
of quality for dairy products and for the inspec-
tion of dairies.13
Lindsley Waters came to Dallas from
Tennessee in 1908 and founded Tennessee Farm
Dairy in Oak Cliff. C. O. Moser, secretary of the
Texas Dairymen's Association, was in charge of
the dairy exhibit at the 1908 State Fair ofTexas.
He reported,"Tennessee Dairy Farm, Dallas,Tex.
won gold medal for most sanitary dairy farm in
Texas."'4 After Mr. Waters' death in 1944, Mrs.
Waters assumed the presidency of the company.
Lindsley Waters, Jr., was elected president and
Tennessee Dairies, Inc. affiliated with Foremost
Dairies, Inc. in 1952.'
For fifty years Metzger Dairies and
Tennessee Dairies were the major retail distribu-
tors of milk in Dallas. Milk was delivered in glass
bottles along the east coast where they were
invented about 1885. Metzger Dairies first used
bottles in Dallas in 1906,16 and Tennessee Dairies
used glass bottles in 1908, when peddlers in
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