In the summer of 1999, Chicago cooked up a tourism ploy that not only worked like a charm, but also inspired countless imitators. Fiberglass cows--300 strong--decorated by local artists were placed around the city. The "Cows on Parade"--inspired by a Swiss project in 1998--began in early June and lasted through Halloween. Here's a look back at some of the cows that took over the city.Want more? Discuss this article and others on RedEye's Facebook page.
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