Milky Way Farms booklet
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Sold Date: 11/02/2006
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
The builder of Milky Way Farm, Franklin C. Mars, was the founder of Mars Candies, maker of the famous Milky Way candy bar for which the estate was named. Mars and his wife, Ethel V. Mars, came to Tennessee from Chicago in 1930 to establish a southern office of Mars Candies in Nashville. Soon afterwards the Mars purchased 2,800 acres eight miles north of Pulaski along U.S. Highway 31, w they developed a breeding farm for thoroughbred race horses and ford cattle.
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