Knowledge for All
Video recorded on October 17, 2021 at the Methodist Church in Dixon.
Dixon was dubbed “Dairy City” by Sunset magazine in 1914 because of its abundance of dairy farms. Immigrants from places such as Germany, Portugal, Switzerland and Ireland came to Dixon because they found its temperate climate with mild winters and sufficient rain to be well-suited for the production of alfalfa to be fed to cows in the dairy-making process. Local dairy farms provided milk and dairy products to Dixonites and also the surrounding regions of Sacramento and the Bay Area, where products were delivered by trucks and trains and kept cool with ice.
Hear from some of the dairy men and women, and their descendants, about the rich history of this industry.