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Date:  date unknown

Description: A young girl practices her trumpet on a dairy farm.

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Description: The Hilgendorfs farm 300 acres with 55 milking cows and 45 heifers and calves. On this day they produced a little over 3,000 lbs. of milk.

Date: 1921 

Description: Advertising poster for International Harvester's Primrose cream separator featuring a photographic illustration of a cow under the title "Give the Cow a Ch...

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Gary Giese Farm

Date: 2004 

Description: Gary Giese's farm milks 30 cows that produce about 1,000 lbs. of milk per day.

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Man Milking Cows

Date: 1940 

Description: Roger Thomas uses a McCormick-Deering milker on a Holstein cow at the Lee Thomas farm.

Date: 1946 

Description: Cream separators stand on display against a backdrop at the Dairy Cattle Congress. The display text reads, "Newest Star in the Milky Way; McCormick-Deering...

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Creamery

Date: 1922 

Description: Creamery and outbuildings in a rural area.

Date: 1936-07-08 

Description: A man (identified as Earl Atkinson) stands next to a McCormick-Deering Milk Cooler. A milk container sits at his feet.

Date: 1933-06-02 

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

Date: 1948 

Description: Prior to the 1948 State Fair, artist Robert Hodgell traveled Wisconsin to study its many landscapes. He then produced a series of study sketches outlining...

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Champion Cow Milker

Date: 1931-10-28 

Description: A young woman demonstrates her championship cow-milking skills as she sits on a low stool and milks a Holstein cow.

Historical Essay

Farming and Rural Life

Discover how farming drew immigrants to Wisconsin in the 19th century, the state's role as a major wheat producer, and later diversification of crops.

Date: 1937-10-06 

Description: Mr. C.L. Thompson from the Thompson Hardware Company demonstrates a McCormick-Deering milker to an unidentified man and dairyman Wayne Wakefield. The men...

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Wisconsin Creamery

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Farmers and horse-drawn wagons loaded with milk cans pose in front of a Wisconsin creamery.

Date: 1948-06-20 

Description: Man and woman standing outside the Fred Wenger cheese factory.

Date: 1990 

Description: Kenyan exchange student visits cows in a dairy barn.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A man turns the crank of a McCormick Primrose cream separator.

Father of the Wisconsin Dairy Industry, Wisconsin Governor

Find out about the Wisconsin governor who championed for high standards in the dairy industry and founded the State Dairyman's Association.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of the Prairie Farm Creamery with horse-drawn wagons in front.

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Cheese Factory

Date:  date unknown

Description: Horses and wagons carrying aluminum barrels are standing outside the cheese factory. Workers pause from work to pose. Each worker wears overalls and a hat.

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