March 7: Patrick Shea; Grandview's Exponent; RWB's Lewis.

March 7, 1901 - The Grandview Exponent begins publication. It is one of Manitoba's younger rural, weekly papers !

March 7, 1996 - André Lewis is named Artistic Director of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

sheas beer
March 7, 1854 - Patrick Shea is born in County Kerry, Ireland. 

He came to Manitoba in 1882 and co-founded Shea’s Brewery. An avid horseman, he built a stable of prize-winning Clydesdale teams to transport his beer around the city. Before his death in 1933 he sold them to St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch and they became an American advertizing icon for their Budweiser brand.

For more see my blog post: Budweiser's Clydesdales and their Winnipeg Origin.

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