• Cheesemaker at Work

    A cheesemaker squeezes out the whey and scoops the fresh curd into wooden molds in a cheese factory in Mineral Point.

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  • Spensley Creamery, Mineral Point, WI

    The Spensley Creamery was located on Jail Alley, in Mineral Point.

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  • Moving Al Alpert house

    Note on back of photgraph: "Moving Al Appert House, M. Point. Jack Delaney Hwy 23-151. Originally cheese factory, now Mary Delaney Home; 1212 State Rd. 23-151"

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  • Spensley Creamery on Jail Alley

    Spensley Creamery on Jail Alley, built by James Spensley. Spensley “embarked in the creamery business” in 1893, according to “The Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Rock, Green, Gran…

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  • Holstein cattle next to pasture gate

    A familiar sight on Wisconsin farms, a Holstein bull and other cattle in a pasture, behind a barbed wire fence and a wooden gate.

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  • Fountain Street - Ice House

    Sometimes misidentified as a cheese factory, this building was probably an ice house. The cheese factory on Fountain Street was east of this location, on the corner of Commerce Street. The High Street…

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  • High Street - 100 Block - Brewer and Penhallegon Store

    The original store of Brewer & Penhallegon, a grocery and dry goods firm specializing in dairy products, in business from 1881 to about 1906. This building was lost in the fire that destroyed much of…

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