Yreka, California: Metal Cow - Moo-Donna

Large metal cow sculpture by Yreka artist Ralph Starritt. Sidekick calf has been added.

Address:
I-5, Yreka, CA
Directions:
South of Yreka, north of Grenada, northbound I-5 lanes. Map approximate.
Phone:
530-842-1439
Admission:
Free.
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Moo-Donna and Child

Metal sculpture of a cow (and now also a calf) along the east side of the freeway. A bit further north you will find Priscilla, the dragon queen of the Sierras. Same idea, metal sculpture, east side of I-5. Makes my many trips of 30 years up and down I-5 so enjoyable. I look for these pets each time I go by and am so very pleased to see the addition of the calf.

[Spaci, 08/09/2014]
Metal Cow - Moo-Donna

There's a baby cow now. I guess you can call it Moo-Donna and child.

[Sistah Vaca, 06/15/2014]

Scrap metal cow.

Moo Donna and Priscilla

The rusty cow on the side of I-5 is named "Moo Donna." The city of Yreka bought her from artist Ralph Sterrit to signify the town's southern boundaries. Priscilla, the dragon, is no longer in front of Ralph's studio, but on the northern edge of town. She has solar lighting to illuminate her at night.

[lpam, 11/19/2010]

Oct. 2012: Photo added.

Metal Cow

Item as described, metal cow on the side of the freeway, not very neat because there is nowhere to stop by it!

[Retlaw7, 08/02/2010]
Metal Cow

Just South of Yreka on I-5 there is a large metal cow sculpture by Yreka artist Ralph Starritt, who also made the dragon sculpture on I-5 North of Yreka. The cow was donated and the dragon was bought by the city of Yreka. Ralph has a workshop and art gallery in Yreka.

[leo grevers, 03/06/2009]

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