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Catalog Number 10586-70
Title Brochure, Fairmont Recipes Kitchen Tested by Mary Manning
Object Name Brochure
Description It is a 5 1/6" by 3 1/6" white and orange brochure that unfolds. On the front it has a "Fairmont recipes, kitchen tested by Mary Manning and a picture of her. On the inside of the brochure it has a 4 easy dishes you can prepare. On the backside of the 4 easy dishes it has a sunday dinner menu, another recipe, and tips on poultry cookery.
Year Range from 1948
Year Range to 1960
Culture American
Material Paper, Ink
Made Fairmont Foods Company
Place of Origin USA: Nebraska (Douglas), Omaha
Used Omaha
Width (in) 12
People Manning, Mary
Search Terms Fairmont Foods Company, Omaha, NE
History From the home of Howard and Louise Platt, Omaha, Nebraska.

Fairmont Foods was originally founded as the Fairmont Creamery at Fairmont, Nebraska in 1884. It was a pioneer in milk can pickup and was one of the first creameries to give farmers their own hand cream separators in its early years. The business grew fast and left Fairmont for Omaha in 1904. In 1929 it was incorporated and began to diversify its product lines to include frozen foods, cheese and poultry products.

The Fairmont Creamery was renamed Fairmont Foods in 1948 which reflected the corporation's diversification. At one time it was a Fortune 500 Company and it earned a seat on the New York Stock Exchange in 1959. The 21 years from 1959-1980 brought even broader diversification to Fairmont Foods. The corporation began to produce food products like chicken, pies, potato chips, soda, dips and frozen pizza.

In 1975 the corporation was moved to Houston, Texas when its U-TOTEM convenience store subsidiary became more profitable than the food products divisions. In 1980 Fairmont Foods merged with a subsidiary of American Financial Corporation of Cincinnati, Ohio. From 1980-1984 all of Fairmont Foods properties and subsidiaries were either sold or progressively closed.

-nebraskahistory.org - RG4218.AM: Fairmont Foods Company (Omaha, Neb.)
Credit line Jeanette Richoux, Lincoln (Lancaster), Nebraska
Collection Richoux, Jeanette