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Avard Fairbanks Sculpts A Champion Stallion, January 1939

Avard Fairbanks Sculpts A Champion Stallion, January 1939 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, January 18, 1939
Caption
MODELING CHAMPION STALLION: Avard T. Fairbanks, Ann Arbor sculptor, is shown with his nearly completed clay model of Obusier, 189153, rated the best imported stallion at the International Livestock show in Chicago last fall and owned by E. A. Hunter of Ann Arbor. The horse was added to the Dhu Varren Farms herd of outstanding Percherons last month. The clay model is to be cast in bronze and one model will be sent to Michigan State College for exhibition purposes.

Cyril Spike & Eber Baker Hold Brampton Beau at Dhu Varren Farms, December 1936

Cyril Spike & Eber Baker Hold Brampton Beau at Dhu Varren Farms, December 1936 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, December 23, 1936
Caption
ACQUITTED OF KILLING OWNER: In a public trial, conducted with deadly seriousness, a jury of 12 men on the Isle of Jersey, acquitted the bull shown above, Brampton Beau, of killing his owner. The alternative was public execution. The bull recently arrived from the Isle by way of Chester, N. Y., at the Dhu Varren Farms, Whitmore Lake Rd., where he will remain for one year when he will be shipped back to his owner, Edmund Butler of Chester, N. Y. He is a register of merit bull. Shown holding the bull, above, are Cyril Spike, left, and Eber Baker, right, who say that the story about the former owner's death made a more lasting impression on their consciousness than the story of the Bull's acquittal for alleged complicity in the death.

Snowman in Summer promotes Dhu Varren Farms Inc., July 1939

Snowman in Summer promotes Dhu Varren Farms Inc., July 1939 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 26, 1939
Caption
The snow man pictured above was made from Dhu Varren Snow Ice.

Doritrea, Pride of Dhu Varren Farm

Doritrea, Pride of Dhu Varren Farm image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, September 25, 1935
Caption
Quite a Bit of Blue-Ribbon Horse Flesh: The beginnings of a fair-sized silken blanket could be made for Doritrea, shown above, from the blue ribbons which she has won at live stock shows and state fairs for her superiority over all other Percheron mares. Doritrea is, first of all, grand champion of Percherons of Michigan. She was so designated at the Michigan state fairs in Detroit of 1934 and 1935. She was first prize three-year-old at the International live stock exposition in Chicago in 1931. With her colt she won first prize at the 1935 Michigan state fair in the mare-and-foal class. She weighs approximately 1900 pounds and is the queen of the Dhu Varren stables of Edward A. Hunter, near Salem.

Horses from the Percheron Stable at Dhu Varren Farm

Horses from the Percheron Stable at Dhu Varren Farm image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, September 25, 1935
Caption
Quite a bit of Blue-Ribbon Horse Flesh: Above is a picture of more than six tons of blue-ribbon horseflesh, seven of the leading members of the Percheron stable of Edward A. Hunter whose Dhu Varren farm is located near Salem. Included in the group are Doritrea (center), grand champion mare of Michigan and winner of international prizes, and the stallion, Koncarvisia (extreme right), winner of first prize at the Michigan state fair this year in the two-year old colt development class. The latter is a coal-black animal.