"Holstein" Division Added to 2003 Race
In most other races around the country, you are likely to find a "Clydesdale" Division, but not in the Commodore Hull Road Race where local history takes precedence. For 2003, the local race committee has added the "Holstein" category. Why Holstein instead of Clydesdale? Like many areas of New England, the Valley once had quite a few farms (and we still have a few!), but none attracted more world-wide attention than that of the Osbornedale Dairy. After Waldo S t e w a r t Kellogg married Frances Eliza Osborne, he took over the management of the dairy, acquired a prize British bull and set out to improve the herd. His efforts paid off with a herd that attracted world wide attention. After Mrs. Kellogg's death, an auction of the prized herd attracted bidders from all over the world. The area once occupied by the farm and dairy now encompasses the area better known for the Osbornedale State Park, Kellogg Environmental Center and the Osborne Homestead Museum, Click here to learn more. So in honor of those prized and rather large animals, the committee has added the "Holstein" category to the 2003 race for a bit of extra fun and history.