The World’s Largest Cow Makes Room for The Lincoln Highway

The World's Largest Cow Makes Room for Highway Expansion

1972: The Cow Sign Moves Back

In 1972, The Lincoln Highway (Route 30) in Exton, PA was being widened and The Guernsey Cow signs needed to be moved back from the road to make room.

As described previously, when the billboard was originally erected right after the end of World War II, the highway department visited Larry Polite and informed him that, although it was a nice big cow, it needed to be moved back from the edge of the road because the cow’s head hung over the highway.

In 1968 the northern side of the highway was widened. The smaller sign shown in the post below (from 1941) would have needed to be moved or removed for that widening.

The sign above reads: “It’s The Greatest Ice Cream In The World” and it’s written over a musical staff with notes.

The Ice Cream Song

Anyone know the jingle or can play it for me?

Looks like: A F F F  F A F   F F F F    A F G F    F F G A C

The Guernsey Cow sign rises into the air

1972: The Guernsey Cow sign rises into the air

The Cow Signs Start To Settle In

1972: The Cow Signs Start To Settle In

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One thought on “The World’s Largest Cow Makes Room for The Lincoln Highway

  1. Hey, I used to live in Paoli and frequented the Vittle House. Really enjoyed those beer sandwiches. Talk about stacked meat !! –and the good pickles right out of the barrel. My recollection is that they also advertised 99 kinds of imported beers – at at time when imported beers were truly a treat (1960?). Those were the days !!!

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