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Celebrating Our Past: June 15, 2022
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As we celebrate June Dairy month we remember Ralph Elmer, known for his family’s nationally-recognized Holstein herd. Ralph’s parents, H. Otto Elmer and Esther Hoesly Elmer married in 1918 after which the barn was built. This 1920 photo shows the barn, located on Farmer’s Grove Road, before it was painted. Two hundred hardwood logs were cut by hand and hauled to the Postville sawmill to make the lumber. Nine carpenters and four stonemasons boarded at the farm during the week while construction was underway. The picture is part of the Ralph Elmer collection associated with the New Glarus Historical Society. - Photo supplied by the New Glarus Historical Society
As we celebrate June Dairy month we remember Ralph Elmer, known for his family’s nationally-recognized Holstein herd. Ralph’s parents, H. Otto Elmer and Esther Hoesly Elmer married in 1918 after which the barn was built.