5 Replies Latest reply on Oct 8, 2020 3:08 PM by Alice Lane

    Seeking location of saddle & harness shop(s)

    David Feehan Newbie

      My great grandfather John Brandley Connolly from Drogheda worked or owned a harness and saddle shop in Newark, New York and Baltimore before moving to Chicago and starting a similar business at 867 South Halstead Street. He entered a horse collar in the Chicago World's Fair and won first prize. He then moved the family and the business to Minneapolis, and eventually followed his sons to Montana, where the Connolly saddle was considered by many to be the finest western saddle. I am trying to find evidence of his shops before he moved to Chicago, or photos of the shops before he moved to Montana.