Token Talk: Brown & Davis, Junction City, Montana

Token Talk Brown and Davis

This was a token that was saved by my great grandfather who first arrived in Montana in 1881. It would seem to have been saved by him and kept with him for some reason (he did almost once drown in the Missouri River) as a memento.  It would be quite likely that he did go through the place.    Junction City was a rather wild Western town on the Yellowstone River which was first set up when a trading store was built in 1877. This store did well with miners and soldiers in the area and another store was thus…

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North Shore Numismatic Society meeting Tuesday January 19th at Bonsor

1853 California Gold Dollar

Hello everyone, Happy New Year and all the best for 2016!!!  Mark your calendars!!!  This is a reminder that the next North Shore Numismatic Society meeting is Tuesday, January 19th. The meeting is held at the Bonsor Recreation Centre, in Multipurpose Room #2.  Doors open at 7 pm and the meeting starts at 7:30 pm.  The meeting is open to members and non-members, so everyone is welcome.    Program:  Michael Souza will present a PowerPoint on “United States – Private Gold Coinage”.  This PowerPoint, prepared by a member of the London Numismatic Society, provide a history of early US Gold Coins produced by…

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Token Talk: Albert Roper, Sherman House, Fargo, North Dakota

Albert Roper Token

  “The Sherman is rapidly acquiring the larger share of that energetic and particular class who are “known and read of men” as experts in the hotel line. The water supply is ample, extending to every apartment, and its system of sewerage the best of any hotel in the city. Appointments in the way of bathrooms with Turkish and all other lavatory processes as provided are most admirable. With respect to day boarders the custom of the house is exclusively transient. Under the management of Mr. Albert Roper, who has lately succeeded to the ownership of the property, the “Sherman”…

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