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Oh yeah? Iowans have been making butter scuptures for about 100 years! :)According to the Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa_State_Fair#The_Butter_Cow) The butter cow has been an Iowa State Fair staple since 1911. In 1960, butter sculptor Norma "Duffy" Lyon created her first bovine masterpiece. In the following 45 years, she sculpted all six breeds of dairy cows as well as Garth Brooks, a butter version of Grant Wood's American Gothic, the Peanuts characters, Iowa native John Wayne, Elvis Presley, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, various animals and a butter rendition of Leonardo Da Vinci's The Last Supper. Her butter sculptures were featured in national magazines and radio programs, as well as on The Today Show and The Late Show with David Letterman. Following Lyon's retirement in 2005, longtime apprentice Sarah Pratt took over the sculpting duties. In 2006 Pratt sculpted Iowan Brandon Routh as Superman. In 2007, Pratt paired the butter cow with a butter Harry Potter followed by a butter Olympic gymnast and native Iowan Shawn Johnson as well as Norman Borlaug in 2008. The 2009 butter cow, a Jersey, was accompanied by a buttery salute to the 40th Anniversary of Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon.
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