Manuscript Collection

South Carolina Tricentennial Medals - Accession 1704 M821 (878)

Title

South Carolina Tricentennial Medals - Accession 1704 M821 (878)

Files

Identifier

Accession 1704 M821 (878)

Inclusive Dates

1970

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

10 pieces

Language

English;

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of two framed items with two medals each showing the observe side and the reverse side. Both also have a blue sash, a gold sash, and a red sash. The four medals were made for the South Carolina Tricentennial celebration. The Province of South Carolina was founded in 1670 and the state celebrated its 300th anniversary in 1970 throughout the state with York County Week being held from June 30, 1970 through July 4, 1970. The tricentennial medals were made to be sold to patrons of the York County Week and is inscribed: “Battle of Kings Mountain October 7, 1780” on the obverse side and “Respect For The Past, Confidence In The Future: York County South Carolina Tricentennial 1670-1970” on the reverse. The “Blue sashes were presented to all descendants of the Battle of Kings Mountain wo live anywhere in the U.S. who came to visit York during Tricentennial Week. Gold sashes were given to 1970 York County Residents who descended from Revolutionary War Families. Red sashes were given to Military personnel and others who participated in July 3rd Memorial Ceremonies.”

Provenance

The South Carolina Tricentennial Medals were donated to the Louise Pettus Archives by the York County Library on August 8, 2019.

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

South Carolina Tricentennial Medals - Accession 1704 M821 (878)

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