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Pauline Wayne, presidential cow

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As it should be, cow grazing on the White House lawn for President Taft. Photo at this site

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pauline_Wayne

Pauline Wayne was a Holstein cow which belonged to William Howard Taft, the 27th President of the United States. Also known as "Miss Wayne", Pauline was not Taft's first presidential cow: she replaced the lesser-known "Mooley Wooly", who provided milk for the First Family for a year and a half. Taft and his wife, Helen Herron Taft, had growing children, and Taft notoriously was a large eater. Accordingly, Mooley Wooly was replaced by Pauline Wayne, because the former could not produce enough milk for the Taft's growing family. Wisconsin senator Isaac Stephenson bought Pauline Wayne for Mrs. Taft.[1]

From 1910 to 1913, Miss Wayne freely grazed the White House lawn.[2] She was the last presidential cow to live at the White House and was considered as much a Taft family pet as she was livestock. When Taft left office, she was shipped to Wisconsin.[3] Her Bovine Blue Book number was 115,580. The origins of the name "Pauline Wayne" are unknown.
 

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Elect me and I'll graze that lawn down. How much gasoline will I save by not mowing?
Hey, if Taft could get elected I think we have a chance.
Under high management, that big lot could support several cow/calf pairs. Or I might just put in a feedlot.:mrgreen:
I would keep a couple bulls in a small pen, and when Putin or such came to visit I would walk them through the pen. Just to see if they flinch, y'know.
 

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Relative to her aunt, the world record holder, 7.5 g. must have been low but enough for Tafts servents and family.
 

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HerefordSire":24yzwjav said:
Relative to her aunt, the world record holder, 7.5 g. must have been low but enough for Tafts servents and family.


Must have been. Werent most of the tafts fat as butter balls?
 

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S&WSigma40VEShooter":3sd2j9eh said:
HerefordSire":3sd2j9eh said:
Relative to her aunt, the world record holder, 7.5 g. must have been low but enough for Tafts servents and family.


Must have been. Werent most of the tafts fat as butter balls?


That is what I was thinking.
 

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john250":2ifch4ky said:
Elect me and I'll graze that lawn down. How much gasoline will I save by not mowing?
Hey, if Taft could get elected I think we have a chance.
Under high management, that big lot could support several cow/calf pairs. Or I might just put in a feedlot.:mrgreen:
I would keep a couple bulls in a small pen, and when Putin or such came to visit I would walk them through the pen. Just to see if they flinch, y'know.
And use Camp David for growing hay? :?
 

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