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  • Collection: Hawthorn-Mellody Farms

0035_champ_bull.jpg
Portrait of a champion bull at the Hawthorn-Mellody Dairy Farms.

0036_kids_llama.jpg
A group of children gather around Hawthorn-Mellody's Petting Zoo llama.

0025_dairy_plant.jpg
Photograph of the state of the art machinery that processes milk from dairy cows to finished product, ready to be delivered to homes across the North Shore.

0029_girl_giving_elephant_water.jpg
A young girl gives an elephant from the Hawthorn-Mellody Farm's Petting Zoo a drink from the water fountain.

0023_hf_straton_carriage_ride.jpg
Governor and Mrs. Stratton ride in one of the Hawthorn-Mellody Farms' dairy carriages.

0030_boys_at_drugstore.jpg
Boys interact with a turkey from the Hawthorn-Mellody Farm's Petting Zoo outside of the Country Store, an element of the western town attraction.

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Exterior photograph of the general store at Hawthorn-Mellody Farms. Above the door reads "Club of Champs"--the advertising campaign using celebrity endorsements.

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A milkman from Hawthorn-Mellody Farms Dairy delivers milk to Highland Park residents.

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In 1907, Samuel Insull purchased 132 acres of land called Hawthorn Farm and the farmhouse which occupied this space. Construction on a new house began in 1914, but the original structure stood for some time.

0028_milk_palor_mosaic.jpg
Children view the mosaic depicting a field of cows in the Milk Parlor at Hawthorn-Mellody Farms.
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