Business: Kolossal

This took place the spring of 1911, before War and Kultur, before Prohibition. . . .

Adolphus Busch, St. Louis beermaker and Lillie Eberhard Anheuser Busch had been married 50 years, and they had to celebrate. First, 5,000 employes of the Anheuser-Busch breweries were given the day off, and gifts of $5,000 each went to various German-American charities. Adolphus gave his Lillie a crown of gold, studded with pearls and diamonds. William Howard Taft, then President, sent gifts. So did his predecessor, Theodore Roosevelt; and the then Kaiser Wilhelm der Zweite, particular...

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