With the future home of the San Francisco 49ers scheduled to open in time for the 2014 season, Team Archivist Jerry Walker continues to collect unique artifacts to be displayed inside the team’s museum at the new Santa Clara Stadium site.
Walker has already uncovered a number of cherished items from San Francisco’s proud history, but is now looking for a specific artifact that dates back to the franchise’s founding years.
Currently, Walker seeks an original 1950’s milk carton from Christopher Dairy (currently known as Berkeley Farms) with a coupon good for FREE Admission for boys and girls 16-or-under to attend a game at Kezar Stadium, the original home of the 49ers. Kezar Stadium even had a section of the field for kids to sit together with their Christopher Milk carton vouchers.
The coupons eventually became one of the earliest, most cherished collectibles in team history.
Christopher Dairy, a company owned by former San Francisco Mayor and 49ers enthusiast George Christopher, later became an instrumental force in the eventual construction of Candlestick Park.
Now, Walker is looking for original Christopher Dairy milk cartons or original photos of 49ers Faithful sitting in the Christopher Milk section of Kezar. Christopher Dairy 49ers-related artifacts will be one of many unique items to be displayed at the new museum and Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame being built at the new Santa Clara Stadium.
If you have items or stories you would like to share relating to Christopher Milk, or relating to any part of the 49ers rich history, please contact Walker at Jerry.Walker@49ers.com or at 408-986-4809.
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