West Jefferson, North Carolina: Big Milk Tank CowsThree 5,000-gallon milk tanks at a cheese factory resemble cows, thanks to some creative augmentation.
Ashe County Cheese
- 106 E. Main St., West Jefferson, NC
- The cows stand in front of the Ashe County Cheese factory, across Main St. from the cheese store. Downtown, on the north side of E. Main St., two blocks east of US Hwy 221/S. Jefferson Ave.
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Three 5,000-gallon milk tanks in front of a cheese factory have been transformed into cows -- part of a local effort to improve the appearance of downtown West Jefferson. The tanks were always there, but it reportedly took the owner of a nearby art gallery, Stephen Willingham, to see that with the addition of some paint and big metal cow heads, they could be turned from an industrial eyesore into a big bovine photo-op. Students at local Ashe County High School did the fabrication and welding. Willingham painted the spots.[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 06/07/2011]