March 5 – Happy Birthday Bob Nadler

$T2eC16FHJHIE9nysd9oSBRCTzrRMVw~~60_35Nadler Brothers Dairy was one of the best-run businesses in our community for more than half a century. It began in 1903, when a widowed German immigrant named Anna Nadler moved to Amsterdam’s South Side, purchased a cow and had her sons Dan and Joe deliver the animal’s fresh milk door-to-door. Business was good, really good and by 1935, the Dairy was operating out of a state-of-the art milk plant on Amsterdam’s Collins Street. In addition to the use of Guernsey cows, technical know-how and innovation were the driving forces behind Nadler’s success. They were the first dairy in this region to pasteurize, the first to homogenize and the first to supply Vitamin D milk. It was this dependence on innovation that was the reason Joe Nadler’s son and today’s Amsterdam Birthday Celebrant, Robert J. Nadler was sent to Cornell after he graduated from Wilbur Lynch High School in 1934…

You can read the rest of my story about Bob Nadler in my new book “A Year’s Worth of Amsterdam Birthdays.” To order your copy, click here.

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