Dairy Days - Meridian, Idaho

1950 Dairy Days Parade and Events

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About Dairy Days

The first Meridian dairy show was held on June 18, 1929 to celebrate the opening of the Meridian Creamery. The first show was a way for Meridian’s Jersey breeders and 4-H members to exhibit their stock. The Ada County Dairymen’s Association, Meridian businessmen as well as the Jersey breeders were early sponsors of the show. There were initially more animals exhibited at the show than people attending. As the years passed, additional events including a parade, pageant and carnival were added to the annual show. Today, subdivisions have replaced the large dairy farms that used to exist, but the dairy show still takes place in the spirit of Meridian’s rich history.

This project was made possible by a SHARP Operations Grant, funded by the Idaho Humanities Council and National Endowment for the Humanities.

Technical Credits - CollectionBuilder

This digital collection is built with CollectionBuilder, an open source framework for creating digital collection and exhibit websites that is developed by faculty librarians at the University of Idaho Library following the Lib-Static methodology.

Using the CollectionBuilder-CSV template and the static website generator Jekyll, this project creates an engaging interface to explore driven by metadata.

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