Victoria, Kansas: Grave Of The Man Who Gave Us Angus Beef

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Grant Cemetery

Address:
E. 1st St., Victoria, KS
Directions:
I-70 exit 168. Drive south several miles until the road ends, then turn left on Old Hwy 40. Make the first right onto Main St. then quickly turn left onto 1st St. Drive until it ends at Grant Cemetery.
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Grave Of The Man Who Gave Us Angus Beef

No, it wasn't Ronald McDonald. It was George Grant, who introduced Angus cattle into America in 1873. He's buried in an exclusive cemetery of one, under a limestone pyramid topped with a statue of an Angus bull.

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George Grant's Grave - Black Angus Cattle

A large limestone marker notes the burial site of George Grant. The name was unfamiliar until I read a plaque on the monument: he introduced the first Black Angus cattle (some fantastic steaks for us meat eaters) into the United States at Victoria, KS in 1873. His grave is surrounded by other Englanders who attempted to settle on the plains of Kansas.

[K Charles, 07/06/2008]

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