A Sauk Co. farmer recalls turning from wheat to dairy in the 1850s.

Hauling grain from Baraboo to Milwaukee

In this short reminiscence, Sauk County farmer H.H. Flynt recalls how wheat was grown, milled, and taken to market in the 1850s. He comments on the prices paid, money earned, and difficulties encountered when the chinch bug epidemic decimated wheat crops at the end of the decade. One enterprising neighbor had pulled himself out of debt by dairying, and Flynt describes how all the region's farms were gradually won over to dairying.

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Creator: Flynt, H.H.
Pub Data: Baraboo Daily News, May 8, 1914.
Citation: Flynt, H.H. "Hauling Grain from Baraboo to Milwaukee." Baraboo Daily News, May 8, 1914. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=963; Visited on: 5/25/2022