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Salem Sue, stands along I-94 in New Salem, 30 miles west of Bismarck, North Dakota.[1]

Salem Sue (or The World's Largest Holstein Cow) is a large fiberglass holstein cow sculpture located in New Salem, North Dakota. Salem Sue was built in 1974 for $40,000. The project was sponsored by the New Salem Lions Club in honor of the local dairy farming industry. The statue stands 38 feet high and is 50 feet long. It sits on School Hill near Interstate 94 off exit 27 S and can be viewed for several miles.[1]

A brochure available at the nearby gas station contains the "Ballad of the Holstein":

Her presence shows that New Salem grows

With milk-producers' yields; We've got the cow, world's largest cow That looks across our fields.

Recording artist Mylo Hatzenbuhler (alter ego of Clyde Bauman) recorded a song entitled The Ballad of New Salem, a parody set to the tune of El Paso that tells the story of a man falling in love with "a big metal cow" - Salem Sue.


  1. ^ a b Fifer, Barbara; Vicky Soderberg and Joseph Mussulman (2002). Along the trail with Lewis and Clark. Farcountry Press. p. 185. ISBN 1560371889. Retrieved 2009-09-02.  

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Coordinates: 46°51′35″N 101°25′03″W / 46.859754°N 101.417628°W / 46.859754; -101.417628


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