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Lee Arnett Owney tag

Description:

Owney received this token from Lee Arnett, a leading Lincoln, Nebraska businessman during a visit to the town in 1893. Arnett had a metal manufacturing and cutting business that expanded from producing wheel scrapers to agricultural implements to corrugated metal culverts for water drainage. The token Arnett gave Owney included symbols from his membership in the Knights of Pythias, an organization dedicated to peace and friendship. Lincoln was a popular railway stop, serviced by a number of lines during Owney’s lifetime, including the Sioux City & Pacific; the Union Pacific; the Missouri Pacific; the Burlington & Missouri River; and the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific lines.

Date:
1893
Markings:
literal: LEE ARNETT / LINCOLN / NEB. / 1893
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Diameter: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
Museum ID:
0.052985.227
Place:
Nebraska
  • Owney Tag 2011
  • Owney Tag 2011
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