Country club dairy should have been around 60th and troost, unless they had a second retail location. Our milkman delivered Country Club milk and dairy products.
As I remember, the CC dairy exploded in true KC fashion.
Let me work on my memories.
This guy says 56& Troost- The Country Club Dairy and Rockhurst High School | Kansas City Public Library
[font="verdana; line-height: 18px"] The Country Club Dairy and Rockhurst High School In 1954-55, when I was a freshman at Rockhurst High School, the students often walked home by way of the Country Club Dairy at 56th & Troost. The inside of the dairy faced west and was bright from the outside sun shining on the glassed front. It was a great place to sit at the counter and talk. I ordered a chocolate malt every time I stopped there. I had to keep this a secret because I didn’t want to be accused of spoiling my dinner.
Late one afternoon, a fellow student who happened to be black (Negro in those days) was refused service there. I remember being angry at the time, maybe because our principal suggested we avoid the dairy until he had time to “look into it.”
After a discussion he had with the dairy management, no one was refused service. The result was one of the earliest examples of integration in Kansas City. Money talked even then.
Kevin GrattonApril 1, 2008
Note: Rockhurst High was then situated on the campus of Rockhurst College. It moved far south on State Line sometime later.
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