Tag Archives: W. D. Hoard

In the Shorthorn Business

Clara’s description of her first cousin Theodore J. Thorson’s business has interested me and I have wanted to know more about it. Clara wrote that he “purchased cattle of the breed known as Shorthorns and built up a first class and profitable … Continue reading

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The Butter vs. Oleo Battles

Do you remember anything about the butter vs. oleo “battles” in Wisconsin? Do you recall any episodes on this subject in your own home as you were growing up? Wisconsin’s license plates still have the words, “America’s Dairyland,” and they … Continue reading

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The Changing Dairy Cow

After wanting to do a post on the dairy cow for some time, I received a unique photo from Sid and Irene that was just what I needed. But first, a bit of background. In the 1870s and 1880s, when our … Continue reading

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