Colorado Society Flag Pole, Sons Of The Revolution,governor James B.grant 1896 For Sale
Great 1896 FraternalFlag poleof the Colorado Society of the Sons of the Revolution, presented to the society by their President, former Colorado Governor James Benton Grant. This pole, along with an 1890-189644 stars Flag and 1896-1907 45 stars Flag, and the Society banner Flagare all being sold this week. James Grant was a major historical and political figure as well as the pre-eminent ore smelter operator in Colorado, with his giant Grant Smelter dominating the Colorado industrial scene for many years. Grant's great grandfather came from Scotland while the U.S. was still under British control and settled in North Carolina, where he fought in the American revolution andmade it possible from James to become a member of the Sons of the Revolution over 100 years later. James was born in Alabama and fought for the Confederacy at the end of the Civil war. He started over by attending Cornell and then the Freiberg Mining School in Germany after which he headed for the booming mining camp of Leadville, Colorado, where he started a small smelter with the help of his uncle. When the bustling works burned in 1881, the decision was made to build a giant plant in Denver, which was hugely successful and resulted in a consolidation withASARCO in 1899.
This 2 piecepole is in excellent working condition, the presentation plaque is shown in four photos. Length assembled is over 10 feet. Lots of detailed photos soplease offer accordingly,the piece is sold as described with no returns. Shipping at cost only,over-payment if anywill be refunded.
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