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The Cow War: Farmer Rebellions in America’s Heartland During the Great Depression
September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The German American Heritage Center is excited to bring you Michael Luick Thrams and his program titled, “The Cow War: Farmer Rebellions in America’s Heartland During the Great Depression”. The presentation will be on Saturday, September 29th from 1-2:30 PM at the German American Heritage Center.
Join the German American Heritage Center as we explore related yet differing agrarian rebellions during the early years of the Great Depression that mirrored rural folks’ desperate attempts to survive. Case studies included in the presentation include: the “Farmers Holiday Association,” which strove to forcibly increase farm-commodities prices through blockades; the “Cow War,” when Iowa dairy farmers violently stopped Federal agents from TB-testing their herds; and loosely-organized “Penny Auctions,” which tried to keep bankrupt farmers on their farms through collective action.
The program is included with admission:
$5 for Adults
$4 for Seniors
$3 for Children
FREE for Members!