15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Giant cow statue near the Nevada-California border.

This cow, known as Alphie, once decorated the roof of the former Holy Cow Casino and Brewery in Las Vegas from 1993-2002. After the casino shut down the owner of the Longstreet Inn bought Alphie and transported her here to his hotel near the California border. Coincidentally he later purchased a pet cow named Herman to rescue him from slaughter and kept him near the hotel's RV park. He grew to around 6 feet tall and was believed to unofficially be the world's largest cow until he died in 2013. Alphie now serves as an homage to both Herman and Las Vegas history.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Amargosa, Nevada, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Copyright: © Allison Tenn