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George Grant Memorial
100 Angus Drive
About this Exploration:
George Grant was the founder and leader of the English colony of Victoria and he brought the first Angus cattle to America in 1873. He was born in Scotland in 1822 and died at his home south of Victoria on April 28, 1878. He received world-wide recognition as a successful silk merchant in London England and gained considerable wealth in other well timed transactions in textiles.
Near his grave is a monument that commemorates the arrival of the first Aberdeen Angus cattle to America on May 17, 1873. The Aberdeen Angus Breeders Association held a re-dedication ceremony on May 17, 1973, and added the replica of the Angus bull capping the monument.
Improvements were made to this park in the summer of 2008 with trees planted, a lighted paved sidewalk and benches added. On September 27, 2008 the American Angus Association held a ceremony that unveiled the monument restoration which also commemorated the 135th Anniversary of Angus cattle arriving in the U.S. and the 125th year of the American Angus Association serving the beef industry.
Follow this link for more about the first Angus Cattle in America:
City Clerk - Mary Pfeifer
1005 4th St.
Victoria, KS 67671