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Hotel Snoqualmie Owney tag

Description:

Owney may have received this token for room #137 of the Hotel Snoqualmie while visiting Seattle, Washington. A hotel of that name was located on Pike Street near 1st Avenue in Seattle in the early to mid 1890s. During his lifetime, Owney made a number of trips to the cities of Seattle and Tacoma, Washington, including his famous 1895 August trip, when he set out from Tacoma to travel with mailbags around the world.

Date:
1888-1897
Markings:
HOTEL / 137 / SNOQUALMIE
Medium:
metal (brass)
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. (4.45 x 3.81 cm)
Museum ID:
0.052985.59
Place:
Washington

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