Three-O-Nina the Giant Cow

Krugel’s Georgetown Deli and Beer
Route 309
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania


My plan was to find the giant cow just outside Wilkes-Barre long before the sun went down. Things didn’t exactly go as I planned … but luckily the former Gorman’s Dairy mascot is fairly well-lit for nighttime photo-ops!

Since 1967, the cow (nicknamed “Three-O-Nina” — a play on words for her location on Route 309) has been a Wilkes-Barre landmark.

I understand that she has had several “make-overs” over the years (including a multi-colored version that I’m truly sorry I missed). Her current colorscheme resembles a Guernsey. We have quite a collection of cows here on RoadsideWonders, but the majority of them are black and white Holsteins – it’s nice to add a new variety 🙂

If you go:
Don’t miss the nearby Joe Palooka monument; but visit Joe in the daytime … trust me

7 thoughts on “Three-O-Nina the Giant Cow

  1. Your pictures make her look so…ominous! The third one looks like the final scene from “Cloverfield,” or the last thing you would see while strapped to an operating table on the Planet of the Cows!

    She is getting a new paint job tomorrow, and I plan to take part. I’ll post photos of her new look as soon as she’s finished. In the meantime, here are some photos I took in 2005:

    And here she is, reminding us of the true meaning of Christmas, and a long-forgotten detail from the Nativity story:

  2. So glad so many people appreciate the cow!

    My mother was the original owner of the dairy and the cow. I was just 8 years old when we got the cow. The naming was done via a contest. I have always considered it to be a great memory of my parents.

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