Milk industrialist Elbridge Amos Stuart (below) created Carnation evaporated milk
and its famous slogan, that it came from “Contend Cows”. Stuart and a fellow
business partner founded the Pacific Coast Condensed Milk Company in Kent,
Washington. The company was soon renamed Carnation Sterilized Cream when
Stuart noticed a sign with the name Carnation in the window of a tobacco store
in downtown Seattle. That name was later changed to Carnation Evaporated
Milk. Nestlé acquired the Carnation Company in 1985.
The site of the original Carnation Farms is located east of Seattle, in
Carnation, Washington. It is now used as a Hole in the Wall camp for
terminally ill kids.