Bacon Creamery  bottle
Bacon Creamery bottle

The Bacon Creamery started production in 1927. The first milk sold was from the Bacon farm. Later milk from other area farmers was also processed and sold. W.C. “Bill” Patton joined the company in 1937, and a new building was erected in 1949. In 1965 the plant was sold to Mayfield Dairies.

Bacon Farm
Bacon Farm
Bacon Farm Barns
Bacon Farm Barns
Chas H Bacon and Ernest Amburn, my grand
Chas H Bacon and Ernest Amburn, my grand
Chas. H Bacon upper farm
Chas. H Bacon upper farm
Bill Graham farm thrashing time
Bill Graham farm thrashing time
Huff Farm 1
Huff Farm 1
Huff Farm 5
Huff Farm 5
Ritchey Wheat Thrashers
Ritchey Wheat Thrashers

Walter Ritchey and his sons Don, Ben, and Andy worked as wheat thrashers and corn hullers in Loudon, Blount, and Monroe Counties. The Ritchey’s worked these crops during the 1930 until the Korean War began. All the Ritchey sons continued to farm the rest of their lives.

Ritchey Wheat Thrashers
Ritchey Wheat Thrashers

Walter Ritchey and his sons Don, Ben, and Andy worked as wheat thrashers and corn hullers in Loudon, Blount, and Monroe Counties. The Ritchey’s worked these crops during the 1930 until the Korean War began. All the Ritchey sons continued to farm the rest of their lives.

Roger Abbott
Roger Abbott