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Local Auctioneer Collects Old Milk Bottles

Shares the History of Dairies in Blair County

June is Dairy Month and to celebrate the Herald will feature stories like these talking about all things related to the dairy industry. This story is the first part of a three part series about local glass milk bottle collectors.

In Blair County, including in the Cove there were many dairies, with the most prominent one, Ritchey’s Dairy which started in 1940, still in business.

Jason Clapper, an auctioneer of Altoona with family roots in the Cove, has spent over three plus decades collecting old glass bottles including milk bottles.

“It just comes and goes — at one point I was collecting ACL s...


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