Sunday, September 13, 2009

World Columbian Exposition


This is a scan of my grandfather Anton Hansen's watch fob and chain, it is a 50 cent coin from the World Exposition of 1892 celebrating 400 years from Columbus discovering America. It is about the size of a Susan B. Anthony dollar.

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My dad had said his dad had worked as an interpreter at the 1892 Fair in Chicago, so I guess he bought a souvenir before he went back to the farm. The farm was probably a whole day trip in the train from Austin, Minnesota to Chicago.

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