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Historical Essay

Granger Gourd

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Ceremonial container made from a gourd, presented to Wisconsin Governor William R. Taylor, 1874. (Museum object #1993.53)
Historical Essay

Vitamin-Finding Feces Bucket

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Sheetmetal bucket with wooden handle. Collected cow manure for University of Wisconsin, Madison, nutrition experiments, 1907-1911.(Museum object #1992.103)
Historical Essay

Babcock's Revolutionary Dairy Invention

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Babcock butterfat tester set used in Adams County, Wisconsin, c. 1895. (Museum Object #1948.589; donated to WHS by Elsie Schieber Patrick)
Historical Essay

Bull Semen Parachute

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Parachute used by the University of Wisconsin to deliver fresh bull semen to farmers in rural areas, 1944-1947. (Museum object #1993.7)
Historical Essay

Wild Rice Threshing Machine

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Improvised wild rice threshing machine used on the Lac du Flambeau Reservation, Wisconsin, c. 1990. (Museum object #1999.61.5)
Historical Essay

Cranberry Harvesting Rake

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Handmade all wooden cranberry rake used for harvesting cranberries in Grand Marsh, Wisconsin, early 20th century. (Museum object # 1973.121)
Historical Essay

Migrant Workers' Bunk Beds

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Bunk beds used by the Contreras family, Mexican-American migrant workers, in Wautoma, Wisconsin, 1970s-1980s. (Museum object #1999.16.1A-G)
Historical Essay

Hoard's Dairyman Farm Milk Bottle

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Half gallon milk bottle used by Hoard's Dairyman Farm of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, c. 1934-1944. (Museum Object 1977.354.84)
Historical Essay

Fair Ribbon Quilt

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Quilt made of fair prize ribbons won by William H. Milward between 1908 and 1934. (Museum object #2004.12.1)

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