Friday, August 04, 2017

The Mountain Wedding Rings

From: "Tristan E"

I have a few simple questions which have lead to every increasingly harder to find answers.

My questions are in relation to the 5 commemorative rings forged from the sprue of the Golden Spike that Hewes had commissioned.

You have it written and stated on your site who the recipients of these rings were (Stanford, Grant, Ames, Seward, Todd). My issue is in trying to track down these commemorative rings there seems to be alot of dead ends or unknown history of where they may currently be. The only one that I am aware of and have seen a picture of is the one that Secretary Seward was given and is currently held on display at the Seward House Museum in New York.

My questions are, do you have any idea on the remaining 4 rings where abouts and also, were all the rings identical to the one held at the Seward Museum? ...