Neillsville, Wisconsin: Chatty Belle, Talking Cow

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Address:
1201 Division St., Neillsville, WI
Directions:
Just east of town on US 10 (Division St.).
Phone:
715-743-3333
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Chatty Belle, Talking Cow
Larger-than-life fiberglass rendering of a milk producer, with audio system. Next to WI's 1964 NY World's Fair pavilion. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Neillsville, Wisconsin - Chatty Belle, Talking Cow
Chatty Belle, Talking Cow: For a quarter, Chatty Belle will tell you about her history and the origins of the adjacent building. Watch Video.

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Chatty Belle, World's Largest Talking Cow

I am the person who named Chatty Belle. Back in 1966 there was a contest, and the person who named the cow in the contest won 100 pounds of butter and a trip through the Grassland Dairy Cheese Factory. It was a big "doing" back then and I remember it like it was yesterday. I was in the 1st grade in Loyal, Wisconsin, and because it was such a big event the teacher had a radio going because they were going to announce who won. They said my name, and I started crying because I thought the "trip" through the cheese factory was a trip far away and I would have to leave mom and dad!

When the contest started, my mom got my sister a form and she put down "Buttercup" as the cow's name. Well, I wanted to be in the contest too, and put up a stink until mom went and got a form for me. My mom and I thought up the name together. Since the cow talked, Mom said "Chatty" and I thought that cows wore bells so we came up with Chatty Belle. I'm sure it was more my mom than me who thought up this name, but I was the one who was on the contest form so I got all the recognition.

[Jody (Hartl) Miller, 06/25/2005]

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