Orangeville, Illinois – You know, people often wonder why we love our town and this area overall so much. If you haven’t gleaned this already from the news we report, Freeport and the cities around Freeport produce some of the nations most valued and unique treasures.
Whether its the birthplace of a famous person, to the home of a presidential debate, to any one of the other unique to our area treasures, there is so much to our people and within our region, it never ceases to amaze us.
One of them is without question, Blosom, the world’s tallest cow ever.
In a story you might expect to find in a children’s book, the little town of Orangeville was the birthplace of a global celebrity. A celebrity who just happens to hold the prestigious title in the Guinness World Records Book as the “Tallest Cow Ever”.
While Blosom is no longer with us, passing a year ago, today July 12, 2016 would have been her 15th Birthday. Not only has Blosom touched the lives of people from all around the world, that love is never more present than with her owner, Pat Hanson and her family.
While we celebrate the birth of Blosom on this day, we also delight in the fact that the memory of Blosom will forever live on. Between this, Blosom’s children’s book ‘Everyone Loves Blosom‘, and with her inclusion in the 2016 Guinness World Records Book, Blosom is one local celebrity whose life we’ll be celebrating for decades to come.
Happy Birthday Blosom, 2017.