A Seven Valleys half-dollar: Joan goes to the antique store, part 2

Remember my earlier post from my trip to the New Salem antique store? You might recall my “job” was to find three items for the blog, and today, we’ll have a look at the second of them.

Seven Valleys souvenir half dollar

This is a wooden souvenir half-dollar from the 1967 Annual Business Show of the Seven Valleys Fire Company; you can see the front and the back above. The antique store had a whole box of these; some, including mine, came with a little plastic sleeve to keep it in.

That’ll come in handy, because this is made from very thin wood – maybe less than an eighth of an inch. I’m actually surprised that a whole bunch of them survived, unbroken, because of their thinness.

Anyway, it’s a neat little slice of history, and I’m glad to have one!

About Joan

My name is Joan and I'm a lifelong Yorker. Throughout high school and college, I swore I was getting out of here as soon as possible. Now, a few years later, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be. I love my town, and I hear every day from readers who love their towns, too. So please, connect with me and let's share what makes life in York County great. I'm here to help you enjoy this place as much as I do!
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2 Responses to A Seven Valleys half-dollar: Joan goes to the antique store, part 2

  1. Betsy Baird says:

    My keepskate of York New Salem is laying right on the ground.
    They were building the road from W. College Ave (Dogtown) to York New
    Salem. And it proved a perfect rock hunting ground for some kids with some
    of those rocks still in their heads! The grayish-blue shale contains real SILVER veins in addition to the fools silver in them. Also, there were beautiful quartz crystal rocks. The best had to be split in half to, as we put it,
    jokingly, permit murder. The guy I went with — we both wanted that rock!
    Later it was said that the land aroud there did have ore, but not enough to
    mine and make a fortune out of.

  2. Blake Stough says:

    I must say, that Seven Valley’s souvenir would have looked great on my York County memorabilia shelving. It looks like I need to make a trip to my favorite “junk ” store this week to see if he has any left. I always manage to leave with an arm-load of stuff when I visit.

    Good find Joan.

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