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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sheep roam Rochester

Chicago had its painted cows back in 1999 and it started a worldwide phenomenon. Since then,  Midland had its trolls, Detroit had the little cars, South Haven had its benches and Rochester, this summer, has its sheep.  This is actually their second Ewe Revue, the first one having taken place in 2001.  People ask why sheep?  These wooly animals used to be the main stay of Rochester's economy with the Rochester Knitting Mill right behind the downtown block.  Of course, today we know it as the Rochester Mills Beer Company. All the sheep were decorated on a Hollywood theme.  The one above is A River Runs Through It, and stands at the Rochester Public Library adjacent to the river. Whimsically created by local artists, in September, many of these little critters will be auctioned off for charity.

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