Wisconsin's Vanishing Silos Project

In this series of blog posts, I will present the story of one of my Photography projects that I have titled "Wisconsin's Vanishing Silos".  This is a project that I have undertaken over the past several years while roaming the backroads of Wisconsin

Everyone who lives or travels throughout Wisconsin probably takes the dairy farm silos for granted.  Many peoples perceptions of a Wisconsin farm include the red barn and the blue harvester silo.

But silos have not always been a part of the agricultural landscape.  In fact for the first 50 years of so there were few or no silos.  It was not until Wisconsin's dairy industry took hold in Wisconsin that silos became prevalent.

The history and evolution of the silo became a fascinating topic.  The early history of Wisconsin silos demonstrate a wide variety or shape, materials, and construction in the late 19th and early 20th century.  This photo project is devoted to the documentation of these rapidly vanishing early silos.

I hope you will enjoy this series.