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California Ice Cream Stands

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Original Orange Freeze Stand
Sacramento, CA
2008: 2014:
The Original Orange Freeze Stand opened in 1946. In addition to their sherbet-like freezes, the stand added hot dogs and other items over the years. The stand closed in 2000. Since 2013, the building has housed the Sacto Chicken Co. For more, see this website. [map]

Gunther's Ice Cream
Sacramento, CA
Gunther's Ice Cream has been producing ice cream since 1940. The store moved to this location in 1949. The animated neon sign was built at that time. "Jugglin' Joe" tosses a scoop of ice cream through the air and onto a cone. The sign was restored around 2000. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Vic's Ice Cream
Sacramento, CA
Vic's Ice Cream opened in 1947 and is still in operation. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Peninsula Creamery Dairy Store & Grill
Palo Alto, CA
The Peninsula Creamery began producing dairy products in 1922. The company opened a soda fountain around 1936. That location now houses the Palo Alto Creamery. In 1985, the Peninsula Creamery shut down the milk bottle plant. However, the company's on-site dairy store operates now as the Peninsula Creamery Dairy Store & Grill. For more, see this website. [map]

Marianne's Ice Cream
Santa Cruz, CA
Loard's Ice Cream
Oakland, CA
Marianne's Ice Cream opened in 1958. There are more than 70 flavors of homemade ice cream. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Loard's Ice Cream opened here in 1950. There are now about a dozen locations. Loard's Ice Cream is also sold in many supermarkets in the Bay Area. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More California Ice Cream Stands:
Frosty Chalet (Lone Pine) [map]
Polka Dot (Quincy) [map]

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