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Nehemiah Palmer Clarke | Inducted by 1915

Lumber businessman, noted Clydesdale breeder and president of the Clydesdale Association and the Minnesota Board of Agriculture.

1836-1912 | Artist: Robert Wadsworth Grafton (1876-1936)



Impact & Accomplishments


Considered one of the most successful breeders of Clydesdale horses and Shorthorn and Galloway cattle in his day, Nehemiah Clarke was born in Massachusetts but moved to St. Cloud, Minnesota, at age twenty.


He began his career with hardware, mercantile, and lumber businesses, and eventually negotiated many government contracts for lumber and to transport mail and freight. He amassed considerable wealth and used it to strengthen his Meadow Lawn Farm herds.


Clark was president of the Clydesdale Association and the Minnesota Board of Agriculture.


Did You Know?




One of several Clydesdale horses in Clarke's catalogue of stock.









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