Vintage Native Sons of the Golden West Badge Los Angeles Parlor 43 Pin Medal
Vintage Native Sons of the Golden West commandery medal. Bar and medal representing the Los Angeles chapter of the Golden West commandery. The bar depicts the golden bear of California over the banner which suspends a Maltese cross. This surrounds the great seal of California which has two swords either side.
The Native Sons of the Golden West is a fraternal service organization founded in 1875, limited to native born Californians and dedicated to historic preservation, documentation of historic structures and places in the state, the placement of historic plaques and other charitable functions within California. In 1890 they placed the first historical marker in the state to honor the discovery of gold which gave rise to the state nickname "Golden State" and "Golden West."
Marked: Golden West Com'dy, 43, Los Angeles California
This would make a great addition to your rare medal or fraternity collection.
Medal measures 3" long by 2" wide and weighs 1.2oz.
This medal is in good condition considering age and use (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description).
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