Great 1949 Image of Old Soldiers’ Home Dairy
Here’s a great press photo dated February 13, 1949, showing a scene from the Old Soldiers’ Home dairy. By 1953 the dairy was closed and the land was under development for the Washington Hospital Center.
Armed Forces Retirement Home, History
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The caption to the photo states: “Coming Home — Holstein cows, returning to the barn for evening milking, are inspected by ‘Uncle Sam’ and Lewis Crusan who served with the 44th Coast Guard Artillery. The Home owns a herd of 200 pure-bred Holstein cattle, furnishing the entire supply of milk for the old soldiers. A chicken farm with 10,000 chickens supplies eggs.