Monday, July 03, 2006

CowParade: Plaid Hatchery

Plaid Hatchery
Located: McKee Farms Park, Fitchburg
Artist: Judith Peebles
Sponsor: Fitchburg

Maybe it’s just me, but I love the bright plaid colors of this cow! He sports fishing gear as a representative of the Wisconsin Fish Hatchery in nearby Fitchburg (about 3 miles from me). Here’s what the Wisconsin Historical Society says about it:

“The first fish hatchery in the United States opened in Madison in 1887. While somewhat experimental at first, fish hatcheries soon proved a fairly effective means to replenish fish in Wisconsin's lakes and rivers. By 1922, Wisconsin had twelve hatcheries planting upwards of 100 million fish each year.”

To read an interesting article on the Fish Hatchery from 1922, click here.

1 comment:

Jana said...

How rockin' cool! lol Love how he's all sporty. hehehe