Elsie the Borden Cow

Americana, On the Road, Traditions, Trivia
on August 23, 2009

Born in 1932 at Elmhill Farm in Brookfield (pop. 3,051), Elsie the Cow became an advertising symbol for the Borden Co.’s dairy products. Her image was in magazines and newspapers and on billboards and prompted a flood of fan mail. In 1939, she made a live appearance at the New York World’s Fair.