Norman Horses

1885 Catalogue No. 2  

owned by

Dillon Brothers

Importers and Breeders

"For many hundred years there has existed in Normandy a superior race of heavy horses, noted for their size, action, strength and endurance." Catalog includes a complete history of these magnificent draft horses.

  "Old Louis Napoleon was imported from France to the United States in 1851, and was 23 years old last spring.  He was probably the sire of more successful stallions than any other horse in the United States; they number over four hundred. "

"In 1857, we became the owners of Old Louis Napoleon, the first imported Norman horse owned in Illinois."


This Descriptive Catalogue contains the Dillon Brothers entire Stock offering 1885.  

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