Finding Dairyland: In Search of Wisconsin's Vanishing Heritage (Paperback)

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Finding Dairyland: In Search of Wisconsin's Vanishing Heritage (Paperback)

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Explore America's Dairyland and the American Spirit


At the dawn of World War II, Wisconsin was home to nearly 200,000 dairy farms. Today, barely 6,000 remain. The ghosts of the missing can still be seen in withering old farms along lonely highways, some restored, many abandoned or decayed, but all with a story to tell. Immigrants dreamed of owning their own farms, only to be fleeced by the promotion of cutover lands in the Northwoods. Freedmen and women arrived in southwestern Wisconsin and became farmers and renowned barn-builders in one of the earliest integrated communities in the nation.


Through hundreds of hours of site visits, interviews, and research, historian and photographer, Scott Wittman extracts the forgotten truths from legend to tell the real stories of those who created The Dairy State.

Product Details ISBN: 9781467148894
ISBN-10: 146714889X
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: April 25th, 2022
Pages: 192
Language: English