Wisconsin Genealogy Resources
A History of Agriculture in Wisconsin
History of Wisconsin Agriculture and Rural Life
Janus, Edward. Creating Dairyland: How Caring for Cows Saved
Our Soil, Created Our Landscape, Brought Prosperity to Our
State, and Still Shapes Our Way of Life in Wisconsin.
Madison, WI: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2011.
He explores the profound idea that
led to the remarkable "big bang" of dairying in Wisconsin a
century and a half ago. He helps us understand why there are
cows in Wisconsin, how farmers became responsible stewards of
our resources, and how cows have paid them back for their
efforts. And he introduces us to dairy farmers and cheese makers
of today: men and women who want to tell us why they love what
McCormick-International Harvester Digital Collection.
The McCormick-International Harvester Company Collection
contains documents, publications, photographs and films related
Cyrus Hall McCormick and the International Harvester
Company. The collection includes more than 12 million pages or
items dating from 1753 to 1985.
These items document the history of the agricultural
equipment industry, the McCormick family, and many other topics
in fields as diverse as the history of advertising, technology,
labor, business, rural life, philanthropy, architecture,
Virginia and Chicago.