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Description: Gordan Grantman stands in the barn which was once used by the Paul Dirks family.

Date: 1968 

Description: "Paul Koll loads empty milk cans at Widmer Cheese Factory."

Historical Essay

Dairy Farming in Wisconsin

How Wisconsin Became the Dairy State

Brief history of the dairy industry in Wisconsin.

Photograph

Toledo Scale

Date: 1928-05-22 

Description: Man weighing a box on a Toledo scale at the Belmont Creamery.

Date: 1935-06-09 

Description: Elna and little Shirley Krueger with milk cans on the Krueger farm.

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War Relief Services

Date: 1950-06-15 

Description: World War II war relief services. Man washing milking equipment.

Date: 1917-08-26 ca.

Description: Barn, silos and cows at a farm. There are men attending to the cows, while the women and children are attending to the milk cans.

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Description: Each Brick of cheese weighs out at approximately 5 pounds. The general rule of thumb is that it takes 10 pounds of milk to produce 1 pound of cheese. A 5 p...

Date: 1927-11-12 

Description: Exhibit of McCormick-Deering ball-bearing cream separators by International Harvester.

Date: 1923-10 

Description: Mrs. Waggoner straining milk from a bucket into an electric cream separator using a piece of cheesecloth. A metal bucket is standing on a platform and a me...

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Milk Cooler

Date: 1936-11-16 

Description: A man places a milk can into a McCormick-Deering 6-can milk cooler on the farm of Mrs. Joe Schmidt.

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Horse-Drawn Sleigh

Date: 1959-03 

Description: "Erhard Luhn, Richard Sigler, & Howard Greiner are bringing milk to Widmer Cheese Factory in a horse-drawn sleigh."

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Dairy Barn Interior

Date:  date unknown

Description: A barn interior showing a basket on a scale next to a silage feeding schedule on the wall. Shovels lean against the walls.

Date: 1933-06-02 

Description: Cream separators and milkers on display in the International Harvester exhibit at the "Century of Progress" world's fair.

Date: 1923 ca.

Description: Dairy barn and glazed hollow tile silos on M.A. Browning's dairy farm. There are two gable vents on the roof of the barn. There are multiple types of fenci...

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Milking machine

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Description: Man in hat posing with milking machine.

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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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Description: After the curds are leveled off in each form, they are turned so that each side of the Brick is pressed. During the course of the day, each form is turned...

Date: 1936-07-08 

Description: A man sets a milk canister into a McCormick-Deering 10-can milk cooler. The photograph was taken at Holtex Farms in Dallas, Texas.

Date: 1938-06-13 ca.

Description: A man in a hat and long coat with rubber protectors over his shoes stands next to a McCormick-Deering cooler. Four milk cans are in the foreground. Origin...

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