A Thanksgiving Hunt 1908

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  1. Trap3

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    From the Forest City Gun Club... Makes official report - Prizes won.
    The Gold Medal given by the club for the best shot of the season
    awarded to G. I. Koto... article was found packed in the box with the nice old medal.

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  2. History Seeker

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    Makes us wonder where all the old medals and trophies have gone from the olden days.

    It's a shame later generations don't know to pass them along to those of us who enjoy the history.

    Looks like an old Chamberlain Trap on the medal ?
     
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    Have you found where this Forest City Gun & Rifle Club was located?

    Or anything on G. I. Koto?

    I'll bet he was a businessman in Forest City, IA.
     
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    No... but I`d have to go with your bet though. What about the secretary Macomber. Did he have anything to do with the
    Macomber target?
     
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    Trap 3, here is a similar medal that I still have and I'll post some pictures of a Macomber Target too. The Macomber targets were originally made in Montevideo MN and they moved their operations to St. Paul MN to be closer to the larger clubs throwing targets, A.K.A Minneapolis Gun Club and the St. Paul Gun Club.

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    Jimmy... nice medal and rare target. Thanks for showing

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    Mr. Bowen,

    Do you have information regarding B. W. Alpiner, the gun club, the tournament or the winner of the medal?

    Also, am I correctly assuming the date on the medal is 1915?
     

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