Tuesday, August 11, 2009

On this day in Iowa

August 11, 1932

In an effort to gain price increases from retailers, members of the Sioux City milk producers' co-operative establish picket lines and stop fifteen trucks from carrying milk into the city. On August 14, an estimated 1,500 farmers and their families successfully block all milk and livestock shipments into Sioux City from the north and west.

Watch a segment from Iowa Public Televsion's series "Hard Times" on the Iowa Pathways' website.

From Deep Roots: Iowa Heritage Calendar 1976 by Beth Ann Conklin.

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