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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: Interior of the Brodhead Cheese Factory with a man by a vat.

Historical Essay

The Rise of Dairy Farming

How Wisconsin Became the Dairy State

Discover how Wisconsin became the Dairy State.

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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...

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Weighing the Curd

Date: 1979-11-07 

Description: Cheesemaker Laurel Ettien, measuring the weight of cheese curd after it was separated from the whey.

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Squeezing Whey

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Description: Men squeeze whey before pressing.

Date: 1930-10-24 

Description: Group portrait of children posed on flatbed truck decorated with streamers as a float for Cheese Day. A sign reads: "Cheese is King," and a boy dressed as...

Date: 1964-05-30 ca.

Description: Landscape view from field of a rolling countryside. A small cheese factory resides on a slope, with a tree, a windmill, two cars and a tractor near an outb...

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Description: Wisconsin State Fair display promoting Wisconsin "dated" cheese sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture. The display features a shelf full of...

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Cheese Day

Date: 1930-10-24 

Description: Group of people posing among round wood cheese boxes on a flatbed truck decorated as a float in the Cheese Day Parade. One person holds a sign that says: "...

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Description: Wisconsin Department of Agriculture billboard promoting Wisconsin cheese with a picture of several cows on a farm.

Date: 1958-11-13 

Description: Ronald E. Johnson of Mt. Sterling in Crawford County, Wisconsin was named the winner of the World Cheddar Cheese Championship at the Hotel Lorraine. He rec...

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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: 1938-02-22 

Description: Two clerks and a customer in McCoy's Ice Cream Shop, 507 State Street, with Oscar Mayer Coolerator food display case.

Date: 1948-12-02 

Description: Four men standing around a large block of cheese decorated with candles and a ribbon. Governor Oscar Rennebohm second from left. Engraved on the cheese are...

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Description: Exterior of Brodhead Cheese Factory with man standing in front. The first Jaggi family factory was known as County Line Co. The business shipped cheese in...

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Men Retrieving Curd

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Description: Men prepare to retrieve the remainder of the curd from a kettle and add it to the bag.

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: Casper Jaggi in a cheese store.

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Description: Memohead of the Geo. (George) C. Mansfield Company, a manufacturer and dealer in butter, eggs, cheese, poultry and country produce from Johnsons Creek, Wis...

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