Marion, Ohio: Napoleon's Horse: World's Longest Mane
- 169 E. Church St., Marion, OH
- Heritage Hall. US 23 to either Hwy 95/Mt. Vernon Ave. or Hwy 309/Center St. Take these west to downtown. Cross State St., loop left around the center square, then left onto Church St. In Heritage Hall, on the southwest corner of Church and State Sts.
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This equine wonder was a popular attraction even after he was dead. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About Napoleon's Horse: World's Longest Mane
According to the Marion County Historical Society: "Prince Imperial was born in the stables of Napoleon III of France in 1865. Jacob Howser, a Marion County farmer, imported the huge Percheron horse in 1865. The horse was considered especially handsome, and had an unusually long maine and tail which were said at the time to be the longest of any horse in the world. Howser showed Prince Imperial at fairs throughout the Midwest."
"Prince Imperial died about 1890. Howser had the horse stuffed and continued to show it around the region. Prince Imperial now is the "resident royalty" at Heritage Hall, home of the Marion County Historical Society."[Randy Winland, 10/12/2000]