Ferndale, California: Champion Cow Graves

Three local cows buried side-by-side with their own tombstones were national milk- and butterfat-champions in the 1950s, '60s, and '70s.

Humbolt County Fairgrounds

Address:
1250 5th St., Ferndale, CA
Directions:
Humbolt County Fairgrounds. Enter the main gate off of 5th St. and drive straight back, keeping to the right. The three graves will be on the left, in front of one of the smaller buildings, just before the road bends to the left.
Hours:
Fairgrounds open M-F 9-5 Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Admission:
Free
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Sunny King Berna's grave.

Champion Cow Graves

The cows are interred on the Humbolt County Fairgrounds. It's pretty strange to see three tombstones dedicated to cows. Unless there's some big event going on admission is free, but if the Fair is going on you'll probably have to pay to see this ode to bovine overachievement.

[Phrank Phester, 12/01/2015]

The three side-by-side tombstones, dating from 1951 to 1977, are for local cows (with names such as "Sunny King" and "Silken Lady") who were national milk- and butterfat-champions.


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