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

Date: 1928 

Description: Shows different types of roads, railroads, schools, churches, farmsteads, cheese factories, mine shafts, old surface workings, streams, old sulphur pits, a...

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Description: Men closing up the cloth after dipping it into the kettle.

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Hooping the Curd

Date: 1914 

Description: Workers hooping the curd to make cheddar cheese at the Plymouth Cheese factory.

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Men Who Cook

Date: 1956-05-22 

Description: William H. Siemering stands in a kitchen grating cheese while wearing the traditional chef's apron, hat, and neckerchief. His specialty is "Eggs Wisconsin....

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

Date: 1948-03-06 

Description: Harold E. Stassen at the speaker's table at a campaign luncheon in Monroe. Seated (left to right) are: Mrs. R.L. Rote, Rev. E.C. McCollow, District Attorne...

Date: 1937 ca.

Description: Advertising brochure for Wisconsin's dairy industry issued by the State Department of Agriculture. It depicts Wisconsin as the table upon which cheese and...

Date: 1930-10-24 

Description: Group portrait of children in costume posed on the back of a truck decorated with streamers for the Cheese Day Parade. Some of the children hold handwritte...

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Description: Men hook a bag of cheese from a kettle onto a hook with a pulley.

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Description: Kenneth Clark and Casper Jaggi standing next to vats at the Brodhead cheese factory.

Date: 1926 ca.

Description: Group of people standing outside of the Tuscobia Cheese factory.

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Description: Men prepare a wheel of cheese to be turned.

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Cutting the Cheese

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Wisconsin Department of Agriculture workers cut large blocks of Swiss cheese.

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Description: A man wearing Swiss clothing making cheese in Switzerland.

Date: 1947 ca.

Description: Exterior of the Severtson Swiss Cheese Factory.

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Description: Hand-colored image of Casper Jaggi and his dog, ready to deliver a load of Swiss cheese to Monticello. He was delivering 6 tubs of Swiss cheese, each weigh...

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: 1934-06-23 

Description: Milwaukee Cheese Company trucks, parked in a row at 301 South Few Street.

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Dipping the Curd

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: A worker at the Jorden Cheese factory dips curd to make swiss cheese.

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