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Re: Bushwacking with the V3i

March 30, 2020 08:49AM
Joel & Rich,

I believe this badge was worn on the shirt, and not on the hat. 1800's WU messengers and agents had a hat badge that was different. This appears to be shirt based. Given the other items i found, I'm guessing 1930s. I found examples online, but nothing w/ a date and no WU history pages giving any clues. I did find a an ~1910 WU illustration showing how a WU employee was to dress/look, and it did not have a shirt badge.

This one has the mounts for the pin in the back that would go into the coat/shirt, but the pin itself if missing.

Given I found a 1935 tax token mixed in w/ the broken bottles, and this was a few feet away in what was a camp, i can't image anyone carrying a worthless tax token by the 1940s.

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