Back in 1893, Frank Wisner the owner of a mining company in Cripple Creek, Co and a soda fountain was inspired by the view.
The story goes, that Wisner was gazing at Cow Mountain when the snow-capped mountains inspired him to add ice cream to his root beer instead of cream. You see, up to this point an ice cream soda was made with soda, syrup and cream, not ice cream. The result was the Black Cow Mountain drink. It was soon shortened by the locals to Black Cow.
June 10th is National Black Cow Day