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Hoard Historical Museum


Read More About It

"W.D. Hoard: A Man For His Time" by Loren Osman

"William Dempster Hoard" by George Rankin

"Dairying in Wisconsin" Wisconsin Historical Society


Vocabulary:

supplement
crusade
established
promoting


Interesting Fact:

Today, Hoard's Dairyman is the only paid circulation dairy publication in the country.


Study Questions:

  • Why was W.D. Hoard such a strong advocate of dairy farming?
  • How was Hoard able to convince farmers to switch to dairy farming?
  • What was the Hoard's Dairyman's circulation in the early years? What is it today?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about William Hoard:

  • Newspapers on BadgerLink
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on January 23:

    1973: President Richard Nixon announces an agreement has been reached to end the fighting in Vietnam.



  • January 23

    January 23, 1885: Hoard's Dairyman began as a four-page supplement to the Jefferson County Union. Established by W.D. Hoard, the magazine furthered his crusade in promoting dairy farming.


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