A fairly small size pennant from the 1936 Texas Centennial celebration in Dallas. The pennant is made from leather and not from felt like most pennants.
A souvenir pennant bought during the 1936 Texas Centennial celebration in Dallas, Texas.
1948, 1949, and 1950 pennants from Austin High School, Austin, Texas.
Pennant from the late 1940s or early 1950s from Alice High School in Texas. Alice, the county seat of Jim Wells County, is intersected by U.S. Highway 281 and State highways 44 and 359, forty-four miles west of Corpus Christi. The town originated in the defunct community of Collins, three miles to the east. Alice made national headlines during the 1948 primary election for state senator. Lyndon Baines Johnson and Governor Coke Stevenson both ran for the Democratic party nomination. It was alleged that Johnson won the primary because he had stolen the election with the help of George B. Parr, political boss, who controlled both Duval and Jim Wells counties.
Pennant from Paschal High School, Fort Worth, Texas. From the late 1940s or very early 1950s.
Pennant from the late 40s or early 50s from Nocona High School. Named for the Comanche Chief, Peta Nocona, located in North Central Texas. This part of North Texas was the major camping and feeding grounds known as Red River Station for the Longhorn cattle headed north on the famous Chisholm Trail. Nacona is the Leathergoods Center of North Texas. Nacona is the original home and birthplace of one of the most famous names in Cowboy boots.
Late 1940s or early 1950s Pennant from Polytechnic High School, Fort Worth, Texas.
Late 1940s or early 1950s Pennant from Sunset, Texas. Sunset is located about fifteen miles south of Montague in southern Montague County. A Butterfield Overland Mail station was located two miles from the present townsite. The first settlers came from Denton County in 1870. Sunset remained a thriving market center for the first four decades of the twentieth century. The Great Depression, World War II, the mechanization of farming, and a decline in the size and number of ranches contributed to a decline in businesses and population. In the late 1950s Sunset had 260 residents and eight businesses. Those figures decreased to 200 residents and four businesses by the late 1980s. In 1990 the population was 200.
1943 Corpus Christi, Texas pennant. The Bascule Bridge was constructed in 1926 and removed in 1960.
1953 Grand Canyon souvenir pennant.
Souvenir pennant from Pensacola, Florida, purchased in Pensacola in either 1939 or 1940.
The Freedom Train toured the nation in 1947 and on February 11, 1947 visited Austin, Texas. This souvenir pennant was purchased while the train was in Austin.
A souvenir pennant purchased in August 1947 while visiting Indianapolis, Indiana during a summer vacation.
A souvenir pennant purchased in August 1947 while visiting St. Louis, Missouri during a summer vacation.
A souvenir pennant purchased in August 1947 while visiting Natural Bridge of Virginia during a summer vacation.
The bumper sign was obtained on the same trip. Remember that in 1947 the glues were not good enough to stick and hold the sign on the bumper. Instead of gluing the sign onto the bumper it was tied on with string. Note the holes at all four corners and in the center.
A souvenir pennant purchased in August 1947 while visiting the Rockefeller Center in New York City, New York.
A souvenir pennant purchased in August 1947 while visiting New York.
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