Carnation champion cow statue.

World's Champion Milk Cow Statue

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Carnation, Washington

The pastoral panorama of Carnation is home to the Carnation Research Farm, and the statue of an exceptional cow. Segis Pietertje Prospect -- known to her personal milker as "Possum Sweetheart" -- in 1920 obliterated the single cow world record for milk produced by pumping out 37,361 pounds of milk (The average cow at the time produced only 4,000). It was a vindication for Carnation Farm's experimental "contented cows" project. Possum Sweetheart became a celebrity, was visited by the rich and powerful (including heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey), then died in 1925.

Three years later the Farm erected a life-size statue of her at its entrance, its plaque declaring that cows, "Nobly deserve the title, 'Foster Mothers of the Human Race.'"

World's Champion Milk Cow Statue

Address:
28901 NE Carnation Farm Rd, Carnation, WA
Directions:
Northwest of town. On the south side of NE Carnation Farm Rd, 2.5 miles west of Hwy 203.
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