Couple Longines Symphonette Sterling Silver medals at about spot of two of my more favorite people/themes for me.1975 Longines Symphonette Lewis and Clark
The Lewis and Clark Expedition from May 1804 to September 1806, also known as the Corps of Discovery Expedition, was the first American expedition to cross what is now the western portion of the United States. It began near St. Louis, made its way westward, and passed through the continental divide to reach the Pacific coast. The Corps of Discovery comprised a selected group of U.S. Army volunteers under the command of Captain Meriwether Lewis and his close friend, Second Lieutenant William Clark.
President Thomas Jefferson commissioned the expedition shortly after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 to explore and to map the newly acquired territory, to find a practical route across the western half of the continent, and to establish an American presence in this territory before Britain and other European powers tried to claim it.
The campaign's secondary objectives were scientific and economic: to study the area's plants, animal life, and geography, and to establish trade with local Native American tribes. With maps, sketches, and journals in hand, the expedition returned to St. Louis to report its findings to Jefferson.
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Wikipedia link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis...k_Expedition
A 1949 Bowman Wild West card I have.1975 Longines Symphonette Mark Twain
This medal mentions Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn on the reverse.
I have a 1920 copy of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, which draws on his youth in Hannibal, Missouri.
Tom Sawyer was modeled on Twain as a child, with traces of schoolmates John Briggs and Will Bowen.
The book also introduces Huckleberry Finn in a supporting role, based on Twain's boyhood friend Tom Blankenship.
Twain's other major published work which I have a matching 1917 copy was the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which confirmed him as a noteworthy American writer. Some have called it the first Great American Novel, and the book has become required reading in many schools throughout the United States.
Huckleberry Finn was an offshoot from Tom Sawyer and had a more serious tone than its predecessor. Four hundred manuscript pages were written in mid-1876, right after the publication of Tom Sawyer. The last fifth of Huckleberry Finn is subject to much controversy.
I always loved being on big rivers, whether swimming on a weekday afternoon, or fishing for catfish from a boat at night, I've have done both, hundreds, if not a thousand times.
Many a time, I thought about these characters out there on the river and love these stories.
I like the old movies too.