Tag Archives: Pinetree milking machines

Pine Tree Milker ad from 1920

While I was reviewing old copies of the Whitehall Times-Banner on microfilm at the La Crosse Public Library, I came across this photo as part of Pine Tree Milker ad on page 4 of the June 29, 1920 edition of … Continue reading

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Dairying 1920-1940

After including Emil’s auction in my August 2 post, I noticed an e-mail from Sid and Irene with related information, specifically about the dairy operation.  Sid remembers that Pinetree milking machines had replaced hand milking before he was born in 1923. … Continue reading

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Emil’s Leading-Edge Style

How shall we describe Emil as a farmer? In Homestead, his daughter Clara is direct: “Emil was the first farmer to have a modern farm in the coulee.” Sid confirms this progressive way about his father: it was important to Emil … Continue reading

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