American Canoe Association Medal

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Description

Metal painted medal; rectangular pinned metal piece at top reads "OUR HERO"; two chain links on either side are attached to round metal peice with painted scenes of hot dog, flames and firefighter helmet, beer, alcohol and corkscrew, man drinking from spigot of barrel, and man in blue canoe paddling with broom; round piece marked "TURTLE ISLAND/ 1926/ OMNIBUS - SALERATUS - TONSILITIS"; painted words on back read "IN/ COMMEMORATION OF/ THE HEROIC RESCUE OF/ TWO FAIR YOUNG LADIES BY/ FIRE CHIEF/ GEORGE F. LEWIS/ THIS MEDAL IS PRESENTED BY/ THE MARE/ IN BEHALF OF THE INHABITANTS/ OF TURTLE ISLAND/ AND/ THE MIDNITE CLUB/ A.D. 1926"; from collection of material related to the American Canoe Association.