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White House cow provided milk and butter to President Taft 1910-13

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Pauline, pet cow of President Taft on lawn, in front of the State, War and Navy Building, Washington, D.C. between 1910 and 1913

White House Cow Arrives
Pauline Wayne, 3d, Comes Safely from Wisconsin – A Calf Expected

Washington, Nov 3, 1910
New York Times

Pauline Wayne, 3d, the much-talked of new White House cow, has at last reached Washington and taken up her domestic duties as provider of milk and butter for President Taft’s household. Pauline is a Holstein-Frisian cow of registered stock, her number in the bovine blue book being 115,580.

She came from the stock farm of Senator Issac Stephenson of Wisconsin, and was on the road from Kenosha just two days. Pauline arrived in a big crate, none the worse for her long journey in an express car.

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April 19, 2009   Comments Off on White House cow provided milk and butter to President Taft 1910-13