Time Machine Tuesday: Colorado Dairies

When you go to the grocery store, you might see signs proclaiming that June is Dairy Month.  It highlights the dairy farmers (and cows!) who give us milk, cheese, butter, ice cream, and other dairy products, and has been celebrated annually since 1937.  Colorado’s significant agricultural history includes the contribution of dairy farmers who for over 150 years have played an important role in the state’s agricultural economy.

In our library you can find a number of historical publications dealing with dairy farming.  Many of these publications come from Colorado State University’s Agricultural Experiment Station.  Some of the publications that give a peek into the life of a dairy farmer in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and are available for viewing online, include:

Photo courtesy Colorado State University Libraries