Yesterday marked the 89th anniversary of the iconic Budweiser Clydesdales. Here’s a look into the KSDK archives 50th anniversary celebration held for the horses at the Anheuser-Busch brewery on April 7, 1983.
“April 7, 1933, marked the end of prohibition, and on that day, Busch, Jr. presented the very first hitch of Clydesdales to his own father, August Anheuser Busch Sr.
“Fifty years later, KSDK reporter Aaron Mermelstein covered the Clydesdales golden anniversary in 1983, including an interview with Busch Jr.
“Did you ever imagine 50 years ago the Clydesdales would become the institution that they’ve become?” asked Mermelstein.
“I did not realize it,” responded Busch Jr., “but thank God they did.” – KSDK.
Have you seen a day in the life of a Budweiser Clydesdale? It’s amazing!