December 15, 2010
Eleithet B. Coleman founded Coleman Dairy in Pulaski County in 1862. In 2001, the company was listed by Family Business magazine as the seventy-fifth-oldest family business in the United States. By 2010, it was the oldest continuously operating dairy run by the same family west of the Mississippi River; five generations of Colemans have operated the business since its founding. Shown here is one of the fleet of refrigerated trucks used to deliver dairy products across Arkansas and the South in the 1960s.