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Left Leg Forward Cows (page 1)

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The fiberglass cow statues on these two pages are all the same type. There are about 30 of them around the country. These giant statues all have their front left hoof placed in front of their right. Therefore, I have taken to calling them "Left Leg Forward Cows." These statues have visible ribs at their mid-sections. Their ears stick straight out and have interior detail. Some of the statues have horns, some don't. These statues were first produced by Sculptured Advertising in the late 1950s. The company folded but was resurrected as Creative Display which continued to use the same molds for these cows. That company also went out of business. I believe FAST still has the original molds but I don't know if they are still producing these statues.

Chatty Belle
Neillsville, WI
Sissy the Cow
DeForest, WI
Chatty Belle talks if you stick a quarter in the box next to her. She once has a non-talking son, a smaller cow named Bullet, standing next to her. However, by 2003, he was gone. Chatty was part of the Wisconsin exhibit at the 1964 New York World's Fair. The Wisconsin Pavilion, also at the World's Fair, was reassembled next to Chatty. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Sissy the Cow is another 19 foot tall, 20 foot long Holstein made of steel and fiberglass. Sissy is the mascot of Ehlenbach's Cheese Chalet. She has a voicebox but it has been broken for many years. I believe this cow has been here since the late 1960s. [map]

Antoinette
Plymouth, WI
Antoinette, named after Jack Anton, stands at the former site of the Wisconsin Cheese Exchange. This statue was produced in 1977 for Plymouth's centennial celebration. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Kadie the Cow and Bebe
Columbus, GA
Kadie the Cow used to stand in front of the Kinnett Dairies that was once located here. When the dairy closed, she was put in storage during the construction of a Best Buy and returned to the hill. In 2003, a three foot tall fiberglass calf mysteriously turned up next to her. Just two weeks later, the calf disappeared and turned up in a dumpster. Best Buy secured the calf with concrete and held a naming contest for. The name "Bebe" was the winner. For more, see this website. [map]

Cow
Amargosa Valley, NV
This Cow statue is installed in front of the Longstreet Inn & Casino. According to one source, it previously stood on the roof of the Holy Cow Brewery in Las Vegas. It was moved here in the 1990s. [map]

Cow
Savannah, GA
This Cow statue in Savannah stands in front of Keller's Flea Market. It was previously located at a BBQ restaurant. The 15 foot tall cow wears a hat, a ring on her tail, earrings, a watch, and ankle bracelet. She also has an "I Love Fleas" shopping bag tied around her neck. [map]

Cow [gone]
Iowa City, IA
Cow
Grand Island, NE
This Cow statue was parked in front of Roberts Dairy's Iowa City location when these photos were taken in 2006. This location and the cow are gone now. Roberts Dairy is headquartered in Lincoln, NE. The company has four cow statues (Annabelle, Clarabelle, Roberta and Big Bossie) which are moved around to various locations to promote local grocery stores and special events.

This Roberts Dairy Cow in Grand Island was installed in the Skagway supermarket parking lot when these photos were taken in 2012.

Turkey Hill Cow
Paradise, PA
Turkey Hill Cow
Ocean City, MD
The Turkey Hill Cow is a mobile exhibit which has been traveling around Pennsylvania and beyond since 1967. The statue was parked in front of Sweets for Sweeties when I saw it in 2006. In 2009, I spotted the statue at the Convention and Visitors Center in Ocean City. I think this was the same statue as the one I saw in Pennsylvania. Turkey Hill now has three traveling cows but it sounds like the other two are red and white. For more, see this website.

Cow
Ypsilanti, MI
Cow
Paducah, KY
The Cow in Ypsilanti stands on the roof of Carry Dairy, a convenience store. The cow has been here since at least the 1980s. For more, see this website. [first photo thanks Mark Comstock] [map]

This Cow statue in Paducah is installed on a trailer and is usually parked in front of the Goldenrod Dairy (left photo). In the photo at right, she was parked downtown at Goldenrod's ice cream shop during the annual quilt festival. [right photo thanks Mark Comstock]

Cow
Ashburn, GA
This Cow statue in Ashburn stands at the I-75 exit next to a Dairy Queen and Chevron station. Does anyone know her history? [map]

Cow
Braselton, GA
This Cow statue, aka "Maggie", is installed on a trailer at Mayfield Dairy Farms. [map]

Cow
Benbrook, TX
Cow
Indianapolis, IN
Cow
Indianapolis, IN
This Cow statue in Benbrook is located in front of a farm. [map]

The first Cow statue in Indianapolis shown above has been located at Cohron's Manufactured Homes since at least 2000. There were two calf statues for awhile but they are now gone. Cohron's Manufactured Homes has been here since 1955. [map]

The second Cow statue shown above stands at the Indiana Department of Transportation Materials and Tests Division site. The cow was installed on the property when it was occupied by Crossroad Farms Dairy. [map]

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