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Budweiser Clydesdales preview in Riverview before this weekend’s Gasparilla Parade Of Pirates (w/video)

The Budweiser Clydesdales were first introduced to the public on April 7, 1933, to celebrate the repeal of Prohibition. August A. Busch, Jr. presented the group of horses as a gift to his father, August Anheuser Busch, Sr., who was guided outside the brewery by the ruse of being told his son had purchased him a new car. But instead was greeted by the horses, pulling a red, white and gold beer wagon.

The Gasparilla Parade of the Pirates will boast over 130 units – including more than 90 elaborate floats, 14 marching bands, over 50 distinct Krewes and, of course, those infamous Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla pirates.

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