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First Cheese Factory

First Cheese Factory

Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

First Cheese Factory

Plaque Location

The County of Oxford
The Town of Ingersoll
Beside the Post Office on Charles Street West
a block west of Thames Street South

Coordinates: N 43 02.329 W 80 53.080


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Plaque Text

The first cheese factory in Canada was established in the County of Oxford, in 1864. The widespread adoption of the cooperative factory system in this and other countries marked the beginning of the modern dairying industry in Eastern Canada. The Canadian Dairymen's association was founded at Ingersoll in 1867.

Related Ontario plaques
The Big Cheese, 1866
J.L. Kraft 1874-1953



Ingersoll Plaques

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