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E.C. Stone | 1939

The preeminent promoter of the Hampshire swine breed in the United States.

1863 -1932 | Artist: Othmar J. Hoffler (1893-1954)



Impact & Accomplishments


Considered the man who put Hampshire swine “on the map,” E. C. Stone was a purebred Hampshire breeder and promoter from Brownsville, Pennsylvania, who farmed in Armstrong, Illinois.


In 1903, he became the first fulltime secretary and treasurer of the American Hampshire Record Association in Peoria, and he lobbied to include the breed in shows at the International Live Stock Exposition, the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, and the Illinois State Fair.


In 1921, Stone became owner of the publication, Hampshire Advocate.


Did You Know?


In 1912, E.C. Stone was a special contributor to the SALVET Swine Book.


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