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Axel Ulen's AYPE 1908 &1909 Two Date Token Mystery Solved

It is amazing how a researcher can be investigating one item and then right out of the blue another item pops up from the past. Such is the case of my doing some additional research on the Great White Fleet 1908 So Called dollars and having an old forum item pop up.

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

DURING THE FIRST DECADES OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, THE SEATTLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ORGANIZED TOURS OF VARIOUS PARTS OF WASHINGTON STATE TO ENCOURAGE THE COMMERCIAL DEVELOPEMT OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES SUCH AS MINING, FORESTRY, AND HYDROELECTRIC POWER. THE TWO TRIPS DEPICTED IN THIS COLLECTION (TWO TRIPS IN CHAMBER ARCHIVES WITH 55 PHOTOGRAPHS) REFLECT RAILROAD TOURS OF EASTERN WASHINGTON. TYPICALLY THE EXCURSIONISTS WERE GREETED AT THE DEPOTS WITH GIFTS OF LOCAL FRUIT. THE TOWNS' COMMERCIAL CLUBS TREATED THEIR GURSTS TO LUNCHEONS OR DINNERS, COMPLETE WITH SPEECHES BY BOTH HOSTS AND VISITORS. THE EXCURSION OF SEPTEMBER 22-27, 1908 , TRAVELING ON THE 'NORTH BANKS RAILROAD'S "1909 SPECIAL" BEGAN IN PORTLAND AND FOLLOWED THE COLUMBIA RIVER INLAND TO WHITE SALMON AND KENNEWICK AND AT WALLA WALLA INCLUDED A TOUR OF THE WASHINGTON STATE PENITENTIARY HOSTED BY SUPERINTENDENT REED.

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Oscar Manurestead

So does this link you found pertain to the HK-728/728a pieces?

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Oscar Manurestead

AXEL ULEN'S POST WAS MADE ON THIS FORUM ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 (AYPE SECTION POSTING) THIS INFORMATION IS FROM THE ARCHIVES OF THE SEATTLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. tHE HK-HK-728A IS A SPOKANE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND HAS NO BEARING ON THIS TOKEN WHATSOEVER.

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billycgribble

Thank you for your research Billy!