|Text on Button||YOUNG'S YANKEE SPARKIE CLUB|
Blue text on a white background with a blue and white illustration of a boy with exaggerated features wearing a beanie and sash, both decorated with lightening bolts
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ST. LOUIS BUTTON CO MFRS., ST. LOUIS, MO
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“Young’s Yankee Dairy” was a dairy off Route 2 in Walla Walla, Washington. The dairy sold milk products, including ice cream. Young’s Yankee Dairy was open for visitors to stop in for fresh milk or a treat in the 1950s. Though it is no longer operational, Washington continues to be a popular state for local dairy farms. If you are looking for fresh, pasteurized milk, you are likely to still find quite a few locations in Walla Walla, Washington!
The character on the button is a puppet named Sparkie, from the children's radio show Big Jon and Sparkie. The radio show ran from 1950-1958 and centered around Sparkie, an "elf from the land of make-believe" who acts just like a real boy.
Drazan, Joe. “Bygone Walla Walla: Vintage Images of the City and County (and Beyond), Collected by Joe Drazan: Young’s Dairy Memorabilia.” Bygone Walla Walla, 30 Nov. 2017, wallawalladrazanphotos.blogspot.com/2017/11/youngs-dairy-memorabilia.html. Accessed 20 Sept. 2023.
“VINTAGE YOUNG’S YANKEE DAIRY MILK ONE QUART CONTAINER with “BILLY BREAK-O’-DAY” | #1847200411.” Worthpoint, www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-youngs-yankee-dairy-milk-one-184…. Accessed 20 Sept. 2023.