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This is the Dairy King in Portia, circa the 1950s. It was a very popular stop along Highway 63, especially for ice cream, and continues to be popular today for catfish and steaks, as well as ice cream. Built as the Log Cabin Cafe in the late 1940s, Elmer and Thelma Milligan changed the name to Dairy King when they purchased it in 1960 from R.E. and Maxine Lewis. Don Rorex bought the business in 1991 and rebuilt the building after a fire in the late 1990s. It is owned by Gina Rorex today.
Photo courtesy of James Whitlow
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