The Cow

If you've lived in the Lowcountry, or even just spent a lot of time there, then the Coburg Cow probably needs no introduction. But if you don't know what in the world we're talking about, our favorite cow made it into the May & June edition of the Charleston Post and Courier's Lowcountry Living magazine:

Bessie is almost 50 and looks as good today as she did in her youth – maybe even better. After all, back then she was hanging from a pole. Now she runs circles around the rest of us, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. She does stop temporarily in the event of a hurricane, but other than that, her life is “better than it has to be.” And she’s even been given special recognition by the city of Charleston, which means she doesn’t have to follow the same rules that her neighbors do.

In case you haven’t guessed, Bessie is the Coburg Cow.


If you wanto learn more about some of the more eccentric landmarks that help define the Lowcountry, it's great reading. It also makes for some light, but informative, reading for the weekend. Go check out the article.

3 Response to "The Cow"

  1. Peeler's Milkman 17/5/08 02:47
    someone stole this idea from bob peeler. he was doing this 14 years ago.
  2. JMC 18/5/08 08:55
    That cow is one of the few things that hasn't changed since I was a kid. Except they added the carton of milk beside it. And they did take it down for a while after some cadets rode on it one night.
  3. wish i was in the lowcountry moye 21/5/08 14:00
    i remember this cow when i was a kid

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