The Ela Historical Society's newest acquisition is a milk crate from the Lake Zurich Creamery.
In the early days farmers with their horses and wagons would line up to deliver milk on cold wintery days to the Lake Zurich Creamery on Main Street. The Mionsky Apartments now stand where the creamery once stood.
According to the Ela Historical Society records, in the 1920s, milk could be purchased for "$1 to $2 per 100 weight of milk."
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