Mahaffie Adds Dairy Program with Milk Cow



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Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm

March 5, 2012

Mahaffie to Add Dairy Living History to Site Activities

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Millie the Milk CowFarm, Olathe, will add demonstrations of the 19th Century dairy process to its wide variety of farming activities offered at the historic site this spring.  The historic site acquired Millie, a milking short-horned cow, over the winter.  Millie will be milked as part of the site’s living history program.  The milk will be used in site programming demonstrations.

The Mahaffies, and other 1860s families, would have owned several milk cows.  The milk would be used to drink as well as to make butter, cheese, cream and more.  The 1865 census showed the Mahaffies owned 20 milk cows and produced 600 pounds of butter.  The butter was used by the family as well as in stagecoach stop cooking.

Photos of Millie are available on the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop Facebook page.  She can be seen at the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Saturday and Sundays beginning March 17.


Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site is operated by the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Olathe. Open hours, stagecoach operations, living history activities, special events and programs vary seasonally.  Access is limited in the winter months and the site is closed major holidays. Please call or visit our website for current times and dates,  (913) 971-5111.

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Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm
1200 Kansas City Rd; Olathe, KS 66061
Open Wednesday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.