SOUTH BAY HISTORY: Drive-in dairies

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Torrance. In the era before 7-Elevens and gas station mini- marts, drive-in dairies served as the original convenience store.
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Red W Blue

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Dec 31, 2009
 

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The cows are elected! They are at Torrance City Hall & Sacramento, but resemble donkeys!

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Too bad; it would have been nice to still see some of the things from the past.
Common Sense

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Dec 31, 2009
 
There is still one open located on Aviation and Ford in North Redondo Beach.....
Ron

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Is it just me, or does "the story" sound a bit incomplete?

In around the 1958 time period, this 59 y/o recalls visiting a local dairy with Cub Scouts and school classes. Usually got our choice of chocolate milk or regular milk at the end of the tour. Guess one time they were out of chocolate milk, so the tour guide told us that their best chocolate milk cow had died. That statement sure made a group of us 8 year olds quite sad.
BInformed

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I grew up with the Quinn boys in Southwood Little League. They were a great, hard working family, that was literally driven out of Torrance. I fondly remember climbing up into the haystacks, watching a baby cow being born, and always being treated kindly by Mr. and Mrs. Quinn. Those were the good old days...
Anna

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I remember the dairies - especially the one on Hawthorne. Somehow I remember the entrance being closer to 238th - but then I was just a kid. We lived behind what is now between Lomita Bl and Best Buy. Our dad would speak Dutch with the proprietor at the dairy. I also remember the horse flies that we would get in the summer supposedly because of the dairy. Too bad there aren't any pictures with this article.
catwoman

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Dec 31, 2009
 
I remember one drive-in dairy; over by West High School. We use to ride our horses over there and no, I'm not talking about the early 1900's. This was in the early 1970's. It was a blast and I miss it.
Larry Altman reporter

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#8
Dec 31, 2009
 
Read Sam Gnerre's complete story on dairies and many other stories about South Bay History at http://insidesocal.com/history/
Hmmmmm

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Dec 31, 2009
 
The dairy on Crenshaw in North Torr was a favorite of my family becasue you could get what my Mother called a "cow", which was a huge container of milk, maybe 2.5 gal, and we kids could look at the cows. Good memories!
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Dec 31, 2009
 
Who remembers Bab's Drive-in on Inglewood Ave near 140th St? Or Lawndale Dairy on Marine near Hawthorne Blvd? Great places for under-age beer purchases. Statue of limitations over, I hope??!!:P
R-Smart

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Dec 31, 2009
 
We used to buy our milk at Quinn's Dairy. I remember Mr. Rocha who milked the cows there and his son John worked out front at the Cash & Carry. In those days, the milk was sold in glass bottles.

We enjoyed watching the milk bottles being filled through the front window at the Cash & Carry. We could buy our bread, butter and even eggs without even getting out of our car. Those were fun days.
pedroman Lifetimer

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Dec 31, 2009
 
lets not forget Lochman Farm's located on Western an Avenida Apprenda. What was the tennis club(now condiminmiums) right next to the old navy housing. It was in in operation until the 70"s. You could stop in at anytime an see a true wirking dairty, cows and all.
usetobe resident

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Dec 31, 2009
 
loved the convenience of lochman farms and it was great for the kids to see a real dairy. also liked adorr milk delivered to your door, bottled milk was so much better with out the hormones and plastic of today.it tasted completely different than the milk of today.
Fred

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Dec 31, 2009
 
What about Hudson Dairy in North Torrance on Van Ness. I'm pretty sure they had cows in the 70's. Great memories.
R-Smart

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Jan 1, 2010
 
What ever happened to Woody Wilson from Quinn's Dairy. He was so funny and the customers really liked him. Hope he did well!

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Wilmington/Carson/San Pedro

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Jan 14, 2010
 
pedroman Lifetimer wrote:
lets not forget Lochman Farm's located on Western an Avenida Apprenda. What was the tennis club(now condiminmiums) right next to the old navy housing. It was in in operation until the 70"s. You could stop in at anytime an see a true wirking dairty, cows and all.
During the 1960 presidential campaign they handed out what I recall was about 81/2 X 11 photos of Kennedy and Nixon (separately, not together in the photos) to customers.
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Feb 19, 2010
 
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organophosphate - are any ester of phosphoric acid or its derivatives, especially one used as an insecticide or herbicide and the esters will link with testosterone or estrone of any hormone, example, prostaglandin; and will atttack cells in the form of causing cell mis-transcription;

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Trailhead

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Aug 22, 2013
 
Our MEADOW PARK ELEMENTARY class would walk across the street in a line to this dairy and buy our carton of milk or get an ice cream. We didn't like our schools nickname though, because of our close proximity to the dairy. Other schools called us "Manure Park."
Anna wrote:
I remember the dairies - especially the one on Hawthorne. Somehow I remember the entrance being closer to 238th - but then I was just a kid. We lived behind what is now between Lomita Bl and Best Buy. Our dad would speak Dutch with the proprietor at the dairy. I also remember the horse flies that we would get in the summer supposedly because of the dairy. Too bad there aren't any pictures with this article.
Sharon

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Dec 15, 2013
 
Fred wrote:
What about Hudson Dairy in North Torrance on Van Ness. I'm pretty sure they had cows in the 70's. Great memories.
Hudson Dairy sold the cows in the 60's.
Sharon

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Dec 15, 2013
 
The cows from Hudson Dairy were sold around 1965.

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