- International Stock Food Company (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
- Date Created:
- Advertisement for International Stock Food and the benefits it had for prize race horse, Dan Patch. International Stock Food Company was owned by Marion Savage. Savage bought record breaking harness race horse Dan Patch to help promote his business. Dan Patch set the world record for the fastest mile (1 minute 55 seconds) by a harness horse in 1906. Consequently, Dan Patch is featured on many International Stock Food Products. The horse and his owner had a close connection, Dan Patch died July 11, 1916, Savage died of a heart attack a few days later. Dan Patch became less significant as America embraced the automobile. Ironically, Savage started manufacturing the Dan Patch automobile in 1911.
- Contributing Institution:
- Hennepin County Library, James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library