Memories of the Early Days

Use this link to access a 1991 interview with Dorothy Thornton, the daughter of Carl Haberlach. He was hired when 10 of the cooperative factories formed a marketing group and named it Tillamook County Creamery Association. She says he ran the organization “with an iron hand,” and he put the factories on a path to creating consistent, high-quality cheese. We also learn why Jersey cows were preferred!

(Map of factories in 1926)