National Geographic : 1944 Aug
GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY BETWEEN GREAT LAKES AND PACIFIC VANCO R KISON w.. a=AA SAMATCSSMAn ARTTOBAY ,O r t . o o . D OTA1 Ir SETS PRODUCTION PACE FOR NATION S.. VDAIRY INDUSTRY IN. N.TERRITORY c.; SO. M ODUCTION P10" AMR NAT ON One of the steps in cheese-making. Fine cheeses come from the milk of fine cows in GreatNorthern territory. Foresight of Railway's Builders Helps Feed America Today As the tracks of the Great Northern Railway were pushed westward from Lake Superior to the Pacific Ocean, the system's Packaging Northwest butter for your table. Scientific, sanitary methods protect high quality standards. One of the many high-producing dairy herds which thrive on the North west's richgrazinglands. management planned for settle ment and development of the Northwest empire and sensed quickly the necessity for broad ening the agricultural base of the region. They knew settlers could not prosper on wheat ranching alone, so they encouraged diver sification. From that encourage ment grew today's great North west dairy industry. In recent years Great North ern has encouraged development of industries utilizing milk. Throughout its territory are hundreds of plants devoted to production of top quality but ter, condensed and powdered milk, and a variety of cheeses. Such territorial service is one of the -many things which make Great Northern great. And it explains why Great Northern transports, dependably, a large volume of the Northwest's dairy products. Dried milk is shipped in G. N . cars. Dependable transportation by rail is vital to the dairy industry.