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Monday, August 27, 2012

Scopes Monkey Trial Souvenir Pennant

Scopes Monkey Trial Souvenir Pennant

The Scopes Monkey Trial was the biggest event in the history of the town of Dayton. I suppose people came from many miles away to be swept up in the goings on, and they needed a remembrance to take with them. Or, perhaps the locals needed a little piece to remember it by. W.A. Ault and Son Department Store made the pennant and must have had a good thing going. The basement of the Rhea County Courthouse has been converted to a museum and this 80+ year old collectible is one of many things on display.

I left the courthouse and went across the street to a small general store where I bought a pennant similar to this one (but smaller).

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