Fellow Woody Boater Heather LuGrain sent us in this very cool Coin/Medal/ Pin Something and the story kinda behind it. But would love to have some more of the story. Does anyone know what these were used for?
“When my grandmother passed she gave me a bunch of old coins and in the collection there’s what looks like a medal and it says Mississippi Valley Power Boat Association and then July 4,5 & 6, 1911. The date surprised me being over 100 years old. Is this something that sounds familiar to you?”
So we did some digging here so you wouldn’t have too. And it is a very cool door way and of all things, leads us to Iowa!
And of course 1911 was a early year in power boating, Here is a photo of John Hacker’s 1911 Kitty Hawk, the fastest boat in the world between 1911 and 1915
Which kinda sets up another photo of Apachee II which I recall is a 1908 Race boat.
Now of course as I kept digging around 1911 race stuff, I did find this.
I will leave you all here to did around on the Debuque site! Enjoy your rabbit hole of history today!