A dedication ceremony will be held next weekend for the official Pennsylvania historical marker recognizing York County as the birthplace of commercial ice cream production in the United States.
The event is at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 15, on the York County Heritage Rail Trail near the Route 214 bridge in Seven Valleys.
The historical marker commemorates how Jacob Fussell was the first person to commercially distribute ice cream in the United States. Fussell was a Baltimore milk dealer who set up his ice cream factory in Seven Valleys in the early1850s. He used surplus milk and cream from the dairy industry in York County.
Fussell also used ice from Codorus Creek for the ice cream. He moved his operations to Baltimore in 1854, but continued to use dairy products from York County farmers.
The marker dedication is sponsored by Red Lion Grange No. 1781. For information, contact Grange president Robert Bair at firstname.lastname@example.org.