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Map or Atlas

Dairy Progress Map

Date: 1918 

Description: Map illlustrates creameries, condenseries and cheese factories in Wisconsin, January, 1918, and value of products. Five smaller maps in margin show changes...

Photograph

Cheese Factory

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: View across dirt road of two men wearing overalls standing outside a rural cheese factory. There is a large, low wooden tub at the driveway entrance, and a...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Five men and one woman, possibly employees of the Kirkpatrick Cheese Factory, gathered in front of the factory building. A car is parked along the curb in...

Photograph

Swiss Center

Date: 1954-09-23 

Description: "Swiss Center," a false building front in the style of a Swiss chalet taken for Swiss Center, a Wisconsin natural cheese gift box mail order company locate...

Photograph

Cheese-Mobile

Date: 1964 

Description: Principals in the "world's largest cheese" promotion, study the artist's sketch of the "Cheese-Mobile" that will the cheese to the New York World's Fair in...

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Description: Salt is sprinkled on the newly cut cheese curds.

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Description: Exterior view of the Buckhorn Cheese Company plant. A sign painted on the exterior of the building reads: "Take One Home."

Date: 1933-12-08 

Description: A Kraft cheese display at the Kroger Store located at 3 Pinckney Street.

Date: 1947-03-19 

Description: Woman serving cheese to members of the University of Wisconsin championship basketball team members at the train depot before their departure for the NCAA...

Date: 1929-10 

Description: A man gets brick molds ready as part of the process of making cheese at the Wisconsin Cheese Producers Federation.

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Description: Cheese in the cooling room, with aged cheese in the upper left corner.

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Description: Stanz Cheese Company, Migliaccio & Vallone Company, and Milwaukee Cheese Company all located on the east side of North Broadway between East Clybourn and E...

Date: 1964 

Description: The tractor-trailer used to transport and display the world's largest cheese at the 1964 World's Fair held in New York. The 34,591 pound cheddar was made i...

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Description: The finished cheese curds are weighed and poured into forms to make a 40 pound block of cheese.

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Description: June Swensen at a register cutting a wheel of cheese.

Date: 1965-07-09 

Description: A group of scouts enjoy a snack at picnic tables outside the Wisconsin Pavilion at the 1964 World's Fair. Each scout has a glass of milk and a young woman...

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Description: Casper Jaggi pressing cheese.

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Description: Two men working with cheese at the brine tanks.

Historical Essay

The Rise of Dairy Farming

Discover how dairy farming and cheese making transformed Wisconsin agriculture when milk production began to replace wheat in the 19th century.

Date: 1926-06-23 

Description: International delivery truck with an advertisement for Kraft Cheese, "Decidedly Better," on the side.

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