Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Home On The Range: It's Not Just The Place Where The Deer And Antelope Play

Traveling on Interstate 94, just past Bismarck, North Dakota, you can't help but see a giant cow on a hillside. On a clear day, you can see her from five miles away. And no, it's not a figment of your imagination; it's Salem Sue.

Located in New Salem, North Dakota, Sue is a permanent part of the landscape. My picture doesn't do her justice, but if you want to read more about Salem Sue, just click here. That's where I found this little ditty:

Her presence shows that New Salem grows
With milk-producers' yields;
We've got the cow, world's largest cow
That looks across our fields.

If you want to know even more and see some close up shots of Sue, you can do that by clicking here.

After leaving Sue, continuing westward on I-94, on the Enchanted Highway, you will find what the 2002 Guinness World Book lists as the World’s Largest Scrap Metal Sculpture; Geese In Flight.
With all the land available out here in North Dakota, I suppose most things must be done on a grand scale. Otherwise, all you'd have to look at would be bison, deer, cows, horses and a few antelope.

And how boring are real animals when you can see GIANT SIZED fake ones??

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