Details For Cover ID# 26146

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: frajola
Added on:Sep 3, 17
Edited on:Sep 8, 17
Postmark: Jun 4, 1885
Origin: Pukwana, South Dakota, UNITED STATES
Destination: Scotland, South Dakota, UNITED STATES

Pukwana Dak 1885 Dakota territorial rubber postmark and fancy star in circle killer on corner card cover to Scotland, dakota, corner card of the agent for the afmous "Sidney School Furniture Co." in Sidney, Ohio, ex Kramer

The naming of the town of Pukwana, Dakota Territory is explained in an article from the Moose Lake Star Gazette here:

The small burgh of Pukwana, South Dakota, got its name from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem “The Song of Hiawatha.” The last stanza reads, “in the smoke that rolled around him, the pukwana of the peace pipe.”

The Ojibwa word “pukwana” translates literally as “the curling smoke of the peace pipe” or “Smoke of the Pipe of the Great Spirit.”

Owner's ID: 3344
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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[SNS 52] SNS# 52 [1887 1¢ Ultramarine - USA Stamps 1881-1888 Issues]