What Is It? January 2016


We had two correct answers for our January’s What Is It. Jean Roller of Boulder, Colorado suggests that it is probably a flag standard for a fraternal group called the “Owls.” This group was formed about 1904 and only Master Masons could join. Jean is right that it belongs to a fraternal organization. This item is a staff carried by the gatekeeper  of the farmers’ service group called the Grange. The owl represents watchful alertness. Ann Abbott of Denver, Colorado also suggests it might be a walking stick which, in essence, it is.

Congratulations to both of you. You have both won a year’s subscription to the Mountain States Collector.

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