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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VITAL TO VICTORY: WWII

Family Cow: 1901

Family Cow: 1901

Circa 1901. "Family cow -- The Firs, New Baltimore, Michigan." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
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Hatheway House

One of New Baltimore's most prominent citizens, Gilbert Hatheway, built this mansion in 1860... After the home left the Hatheway family, it was used as a bed and breakfast known as "The Firs". The house lasted until 2005.

Not Bob Dylan's Guernsey cow

Her colour pretty well rules out many of the milking breeds as this girl's ancestors, and the horns rule out most of the rest. I believe we have an example of the Milking Shorthorn, once quite common as a "family" cow.

 
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