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West Jefferson, North Carolina: Big Milk Tank Cows

Three 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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Big Milk Tank Cows.

Big Milk Tank Cows

Three milk tanks shaped like cows at the Ashe County Cheese Factory.

[Tim Hodge, 05/07/2017]

Cow tanks.

Big Milk Tank Cows

West Jefferson is a charming little town. I absolutely love visiting, and never seem to have a loss of amusement with these giant cows!

[Allie Sherman, 08/15/2013]

Remember to fortify your amusement retention each day with a glass of milk.

Big milk tank cows.

Big Milk Tank Cows

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.

[ Team, 06/07/2011]

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