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Tribute To The Last Milk Churn - Rouveen NL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dreamhummie
N 52° 36.911 E 006° 11.167
32U E 309504 N 5833181
Quick Description: Unknown Farmer who carries the last milk churn located at Kerkplein in Rouveen, The Netherlands.
Location: Overijssel, Netherlands
Date Posted: 2/6/2015 7:53:55 AM
Waymark Code: WMNBDX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
The Latest Milk churn is an artwork of E. Heck as a tribute to the last churn that had become unusable in Rouveen using milk tanks and automation in 1999.

Until 1998 there were daily milk cans on the road to be picked up by the local dairy cooperative. While in the rest of the Netherlands most farmers were already fifteen years earlier at mechanized milking, and Rouveense Staphorster peasants remained as long as possible faithful to their original production. Forbidden to transport the milk was milk cans and could only be saved in 1999 in sterile tanks.

The churn monument was initiated a Rouveense friends and started as playful action during a New Year's stunt -they placed as high churn on the roof of the Zuivelfabriek- and was later funded by the Rouveense cooperative dairy.

The bronze work of approximately two meters high proposes a Staphorster farmer for in costumes carrying two cans with a wheelbarrow. The image can be found on the Kerkplein in Rouveen, in front of the village church.

Source and more info (Dutch): (visit link)

Copyright © dreamhummie
Sector of the workforce: Farmers in Rouveen and Staphorst.

Created or Donated by which group: Artist: E. van Heck Donated by: Rouveen Kaasspecialiteiten.

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