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Description: After the milk is picked up at the farm, it is stored in tanks that hold up to 25,000 lbs. and is held at temperatures of 38 to 40 degrees.

Date: 2004 

Description: Greg Hunt has converted this barn into a fine workshop for making high quality harnesses. He has two full-time employees. His harnesses are shipped to some...

Date: 2003-10-03 

Description: "Diane was our waitress when we visited The Wharf in Fox Lake." From left to right; Diane, Shirley Widmer, John Bodden, and Ralph "Buddy" Ruecker.

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Description: There is some cream in the whey, which is extracted by pumping the whey through this cream separator (a Westfalia Centrifuge).

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Description: The milk is pasteurized for the first step in the cheesemaking process. Milk is heated to 161 degrees, held at that temperature for 15 seconds, and then co...

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Threshing Crew

Date: 1931 

Description: A group of thirteen men standing in front of a newly constructed barn. Alexander Krueger stands in the back second from left and Edgar Krueger stands in ba...

Date: 1952-08-16 

Description: Dave and Carol Leudtke react to some high jinks done to their vehicle.

Date: 1979-03 

Description: "With the Catholic Church steeple looming in the background, Schuster Construction men work on the Widmer Cheese Factory chimney."

Date: 1953-06 

Description: Men and women employed by Malleable Iron Range Co. making artillery shells to be used in the Korean War.

Date: 1976 

Description: "Snowmobiles make their way along the Rock River."

Date: 1900-01 

Description: August Kressin standing and holding the halter and bridle of a horse in a field during winter.

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Description: Cheesemakers remove loaves of Brick Cheese that have been floating in the salt brine tank for 14 hours.

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The New Barn

Date: 1931 

Description: View of the south end of a newly constructed barn. Edgar Krueger, with a team of two horses and the spreader, is coming out of the barn. A dog is standing...

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Red Oak Log

Date: 1988-10 

Description: "Woodsmen, Tony Jaster and Alphonse Beck, pose with a 200-year-old red oak log."

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: Edgar, Elna, and Robert Krueger posing together in front of a Chevy automobile parked in their yard. The barn and a silo are in the background.

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Wiese — Bucket

Date: 2004 

Description: This bucket, located on the Eugene and Mary Wiese property, was once used by Baker Canning Co. It was used to lower peas and corn into a cooker.

Date: 1976 

Description: "Jerry Adelmeyer picks up whey at Widmer Cheese Factory and transports it to the slurry tank on his farm."

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Florentina, Jennie, Edgar, and Alexander Krueger standing in the middle of a wheat field on their farm.

Date: 1953-06 

Description: Factory worker holding an artillery shell manufactured at Malleable Iron Range Co.

Date: 1998-03 

Description: "Village officials help kick off Valley Estates Subdivision."

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