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You'll Do Lobelia

 
 
You'll Do Lobelia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, September 22, 2010
1. You'll Do Lobelia Marker
Inscription.
A pure bred Jersey cow
One of the great Elsies
of our time
1932 — 1941

 
Location. 40° 19.967′ N, 74° 36.725′ W. Marker is in Plainsboro, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Heron Court 0.1 miles north of Sycamore Drive. Click for map. Located at a gazebo on a walking path in a housing development. Marker is in this post office area: Plainsboro NJ 08536, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Burial site of "Elsie" (here, next to this marker); J.V.B. Wicoff Elementary School (approx. one mile away); Scudders Mills (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Canal Dug By Irishmen (approx. 1.2 miles away); Martian Landing Site (approx. 1.4 miles away); John Witherspoon (approx. 2.6 miles away); Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown (approx. 2.7 miles away); Bainbridge House (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Plainsboro.
 
Regarding You'll Do Lobelia. "You'll Do Lobelia" was the first of several Jersey cows used in the advertising campaign of Bordon's Milk Company. Her success and popularity at the 1939 New York World's Fair led to appearances in a Hollywood movie and personal appearances throughout
You'll Do Lobelia Marker next to gazebo image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, September 22, 2010
2. You'll Do Lobelia Marker next to gazebo
the country. Her caricature was also used in a cartoon. She was injured in an automobile accident involving her custom 18-wheeler known as the "Cowdillac" and was "put to sleep". She was buried at the Walker Gordon Farm.
 
Also see . . .
1. Walker Gordon Farm History. A history of the farm and its contribution to the many dairy and milk producing practices currently used today. (Submitted on September 22, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey.) 

2. Elsie the Cow. A RoadsideAmerica.com article on "Elsie the Cow" and You'll Do Lobelia's gravesite marker at the Walker Gordon Farm. (Submitted on September 22, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey.) 

3. The Crowds Found Her Udderly Fascinating. An aricle by Diana and John Spencer - The first "Elsie", You'll do Lobelia, was a registered Jersey from Elm Hill Farm in Brookfield, Massachusetts. She is buried at Walker-Gordon Farm in Plainsboro Township, New Jersey. (Submitted on September 28, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 676 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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