This Day In History: 1910-07-07
The Crocker Farm has been sold to Emerson McMillen a NYC banker for $1,000,000. The sale price included livestock, implements, and the furniture in the mansion. Mr. McMillen is expected to take possession about August 1st.
Originally when purchased in 1872 by Mr. Darling there was about 500 acres. There are now over 1,100 acres. (Long survey of the history of the farm) Famous race horses: Axworthy, his most famous horse did 2.15 1/4 as a three year old. Kingmond with a record of 2.09 1/4 was a speedway champion for several years. Other famous horses: King Darlington, Grey Light, Prince Lavalard, Helen Turner, and Conquest Star.
Jersey cattle also famous. Colonel Russell of Boston paid $10,000 for the bull Pedro. Missers Miller & Silsby of Pennsylvania paid $12,500 for Michael Angelo, the highest ever paid for a yearling Jersey. (Bristow)