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Commemorative pins


Pins to commemorate the Battle and the Treasure Hunt Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information

   



September 8, 2000

Washington County Free Library
Western Maryland Room

Mr. John Frye:

The attached "COINS" Magazine has an article on a coin issued for the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. The Wash Co Historical Society helped distribute it.

I was 13 years old during this period and saved the enclosed items which you may have for your collection.
(1) a souvenir pin for the commemoration
(2) & (3) two pins I received for participating in a “Treasure Hunt”, which I think was conducted through the schools.

We visited homes of acquaintances and listed antiques that they had. A certain number had earned the orange pin and a larger number earned the gold pin. I lived on a farm north of Cearfoss and walked a lot of miles to get those pins.

I hope that you can also get one of the coins. At the time I didn’t have $1.65 and I won’t spend $400 for one today.

Best regards

Arthur Binkley
Denver, Colorado.




ID:
wcaa059

Creator:
Arthur Binkley, letter writer

Rights:
Washington County Free Library

Date:
2000-09-08

Collection Location:
Western Maryland Room, Washington County Free Library.

Subject:
Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862: Centennial celebrations, etc

Coverage:
Washington County (Md.), 1937.

 
 
Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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