BY ERIC MODEL
JOURNEYS INTO NEW JERSEY
New Jersey has its obvious legends: The Jersey Devil, Thomas Edison, the Turnpike, the Shore, the Boss.
Some are living legends. Some are not. Then there are legends dead and buried in New Jersey. As Halloween approaches, thoughts turn to haunted houses and goblins. Many also associate this time of year with cemeteries and its spirits.
Back in August, NewJerseyNewsroom.com carried an informative and entertaining piece headlined "Where the Bodies are Buried," about celebrities interred in New Jersey. We here add a couple of additions to the list of celebrities buried in the Garden State – animal legends.
Take Elsie the Cow, the longtime unofficial mascot of the Borden Company, now primarily used to promote the Diary Farmers of America's Borden milk products. Elsie was created in the 1930's by Borden to symbolize their 'Perfect Dairy Product' and made an appearance at the New York World's Fair in 1939. By the time the Fair closed in 1940, "Elsie" had become its #1 attraction.