I had a trip to Folly Beach, South Carolina planned for several months now–a girls’ weekend with some high school friends I hadn’t seen in years! When I know that I’m going to be traveling, I do a bit of internet research to see what fun places might be there for me to visit and photograph for this blog. There are always surprise discoveries, though, and today’s sign is one of them.
This is the Coburg cow. Coburg was a dairy in the Charleston area, and even though it’s been bought by Borden in the last few years, the cow remains. This specific sign has been around since 1959. (You can read more about it here.)
The round platform that the cow and chocolate milk bottle are on turns slowly. The cow’s colors and the dairy product alongside her change with the seasons: green and red for the winter holidays and a carton of eggnog; some sort of costume for Halloween; and an Easter bonnet and dress in the spring.
Unlike the Mayfield cow, whose name is Bessie, the Cobug cow doesn’t have a name–or at least not one that Google could turn up. What would you name her? Tell us in the comments!
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