Tradition Companies main office in Lakeville was built on the land of the esteemed and highly renowned Brandtjen Farm and has since been built into one of the nicest new construction communities in Minnesota, Spirit of Brandtjen Farm. Mid-November, a statue was installed outside the neighborhood community center honoring the history of the land. This is the 2 nd statue to be installed in the Spirit of Brandtjen Farm community.

This statue is of a Brandtjen Percheron horse named Top Sergeant and Henry Brandtjen, Jr. Top Sergeant, showed by Henry Brandtjen, Jr., made a sweep at the International Livestock Show in 1948. In doing so, Brandtjen Farms broke all records for Minnesota winnings in the 48 year history of the show. In the Summer of 1949, both were featured in a Wheaties cereal ad campaign and together they were displayed on the box of Wheaties.

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