This Bud’s for you? Champion Clydesdale Breeding Farm for Sale

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clydesdale139team500, photo by CreateWithKim.

Last week’s Traverse City Business News Ticker reported that East Jordan’s Beaver Chase Farms, where the famous Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales have been bred for more than a decade, is now on the market.

The Anheuser-Busch page on the The Clydesdales says:

On April 7, 1933, August A. Busch, Jr. and Adolphus Busch III surprised their father, August A. Busch, Sr., with the gift of a six-horse Clydesdale hitch to commemorate the repeal of Prohibition.

Realizing the marketing potential of a horse-drawn beer wagon, the company also arranged to have a second six-horse Clydesdale hitch sent to New York on April 7 to mark the event. The Clydesdales, driven by Billy Wales, drew a crowd of thousands as they clattered down the streets of New York City to the Empire State Building.

…Today, Anheuser-Busch owns approximately 250 Clydesdales; they continue to be an enduring symbol of our heritage and tradition.

Kim took this photo of the Budweiser Clydesdales in Marquette Michigan Mattsson Lower Harbor. See more in her Budweiser Clydesdales set (slideshow).

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