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  • The Kellogg Arabian Horse Ranch First 60 Years by Mary Jane Parkinson

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    THE KELLOGG ARABIAN HORSE RANCH
    FIRST SIXTY YEARS
    A Chronicle of Events, 1925-1985
    by MARY JANE PARKINSON

    Foreword by GLADYS BROWN EDWARDS

    This book gives the history of the horses and people at the ranch from 1925 to 1985 and is  loaded with historic photos, a must have reference book and fascinating reading. The bloodlines of the Kellogg Arabians included ; DAVENPORT, CRABBET, POLISH, SPANISH AND EARLY AMERICAN LINES. 
    Read all about the famed Kellogg Arabian Horse Ranch in Pomona California with its many amazing stories involved with the gathering of this important group of Arabian Horses. The book begins with a foreword by Gladys Brown Edwards who had worked at the Kellogg from 1933 to 1945 and recalls much of those early days. 

    Beginning in 1924 Mr Kellogg trip he took to Palm Springs and visited Clarke Arabian Ranch. Mr. Kellogg was impressed with the ranch, its horses as well as Carl Schmidt, the German man in charge of the horses. Schmidt came to work for Kellogg and had a very significant of impact on future Arabian horse dealings. This book reveals the elusive facts regarding the "Raswan Affair", and the actual circumstances surrounding the death of the stallion named Raswan and reveals the reason Carl Schmidt took "Raswan" as his surname. This book gives the actual correspondence between Schmidt, Kellogg, Cecil Covey and Lady Wentworth from The Crabbet Arabian stud and even involved the movie star Rudolf Valentino. Just one of the many fascinating stories in this book.  Carl Raswan authored many important  Arabian Horse books as well as magazine articles. 

    The text also tells about letters from Lady Wentworth, Crabbet Arabian Stud, interestingly Skowronek had one been offered for sale to Kellogg.
    Many famous people visited the ranch and were photographed with famous Arabians. These include: BUFFALO BILL, RUDOLPH VALENTINO; MISS CLARA BOW; GARY COOPER; WILL ROGERS; TIM McCOY; KEN MAYNARD; MARLENE DIETRICH and many more.

    ARABIANS PICTURED INCLUDE: *WITEZ II; *PILOT; TRYPOLIS; MIECZNIK; *WIERKA; *WIERNA; OFIR; *IWONKA III; *HAMRAH; LETAN; SKOWRONEK; *RASEYN; RIM; *RAIDA; *RIFLA; *RIZVAN; JADAAN; *KISMET--drawn by famed equine artist GEORGE FORD MORRIS; ANTEZ; PEP; LEILA; *MALOUMA; *KING JOHN; EL SABOK; GHAZI; RALET; RAHAS; BAKMAL; *ROKHSA; EL KUMAIT; *INCORONATA; *NAKKLA; *MENFIS; RABIYAS and so many more.

    Contents grouped by section:
    The Heydays-1925-1932
    University Days 1932-1943
    Army Days 1943 - 1948
    Anxious Days 1948-1949
    the Cal Poly Days 1949 to present
    The Prophecy
    "Whatever Happened to......follow up on noted Kellogg Horses, ranch employees, buildings, home, gardens etc.

    This is a large, hard bound book in very good condition, slight soiling and wear to cover and spine, inside clean and unmarked, no dust jacket. 541 pages, loaded with B&W photos. Published by Cal Poly Kellogg Unit Foundation, Inc.  copyright 1984. This book was originally published as The Kellogg Arabian Ranch: the First 50 Years copyright 1975 and second edition 1977 this edition adds another decade to the text.
    This large, heavy book is a must have addition to any Arabian horse library