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Riverside Pony Farm (Kalamazoo, Mich.)



The Riverside Pony Farm was owned by Frank B Lay and Henry Lane, founders and owners of the Michigan Buggy Company and later Michigan Motor Company. Shetland ponies were raised on the farm averaging more than 200 head. The Riverside Pony Farm and Michigan Buggy Company became known for the “Tony Pony” line and provided convenient one stop shopping for customers. There is evidence in local newspapers that the farm provided quality ponies via awards at fairs and customer testimonials. Was located near East Vine. Dates of operation unknown.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Riverside Pony Farm pamphlet

 File — Box 1 of 1: [Barcode: 31141024385689]
Identifier: RH-A-4251
Scope and Contents

The collection is composed of a foldout pamphlet featuring ponies for sale by The Riverside Pony Farm in Kalamazoo, MI. Owners Henry Lane and Frank B. Lay. Pamphlet is dated approximately 1909.

Caption on front of document says “Partial List of Ponies Ready for the Market and for Sale by The Riverside Pony Farm”. Inside are lists of colts, fillies, mares, stallions, and geldings for sale with illustrations.

Dates: 1909