Bessie the Holstein

Bessie the Holstein (HM2179)

Location: Brighton, MI 48116 Livingston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 31.843', W 83° 46.92'

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Brighton's Victorian Silhouettes

Bessie is a milk cow. Holsteins started to appear in Livingston County in the 1880s. The county became a leader in selling these cows throughout the Midwest. These black and white dairy cows can produce about 2900 gallons of milk. In the late 1800s the Brighton Argus advised property owners multiple times to be more responsible with the care of their cows and cattle and to help keep the streets clean. These animals had been found in the cemetery eating grass. Cemeteries were not mowed during these times and had tall grass. Animals found in the cemetery were taken to the impoundment pen located at the north east corner of St. Paul St. and Grand River Ave. Citizens had to pay to get their animals released.

Original Art by: Lisa DeLuca
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HM NumberHM2179
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Year Placed2017
Placed ByBrighton Area Historical Society, Brighton Art Guild, Downtown Brighton
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 at 7:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 271517 N 4712455
Decimal Degrees42.53071667, -83.78200000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 31.843', W 83° 46.92'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 31' 50.58" N, 83° 46' 55.2" W
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Area Code(s)810, 313, 586, 517, 248,
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8714 Millpond Trail, Brighton MI 48116, US
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