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Catalog Number 02068
Object Name Gavel
Description Restoration of Fort Des Moines, June 6, 1965, made of White Oak and Sycamore

Presumably commissioned by architect William Wagner, president of the Birthplace of Des Moines Association, and presented to Gov. Harold Hughes. According to a June 7, 1965 article in the Des Moines Register, these gavels were presented to dignitaries at the cermony marking the reconstruction of a cabin near the site of Fort Des Moines in Polk County. (2016)
Source Hughes, Gov. Harold
Received Date 01/07/1965