Blue Bell Ice Cream: A Century at the Little Creamery in Brenham, Texas, 1907-2007

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Blue Bell Creameries, 2007 - Business & Economics - 147 pages
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A century after it first opened its doors, the “Little Creamery in Brenham” is still going strong, gaining new fans every day. This charming book celebrating Blue Bell’s first 100 years tells the story of the ideas, people, and Jersey cows that made Blue Bell Ice Cream the delicious sensation it is today.

Filled from cover to cover with historic photographs, colorful artwork, vintage ads, and interesting facts, the book gives readers a taste of what makes Blue Bell “the best ice cream in the country.” The story begins when Blue Bell wasn’t called Blue Bell and didn’t yet make ice cream, takes readers through three generations of the family-run business, and culminates with details about the company’s special centennial festivities.

The story of the company’s unique combination of can-do spirit, small-town values, and old-fashioned optimism is told along with fun tidbits of information about its flavors, people, and frozen treats. You’ll come across amusing anecdotes such as the tale of the Jelly Terror and the time when Blue Bell went to outer space.

Don’t be surprised if you feel compelled to run out for a half-gallon or two as you read!

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About the author (2007)

DOROTHY McLEOD MacINERNEY sits on the board of directors of Blue Bell Creameries and spent 18 months researching the company’s historical archives to write this book. She earned a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and has authored many articles in historical publications. She has taught math and computer classes in Houston public and private schools and now resides in Austin, Texas.

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