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|Thru Stop # 4|
|A nice town name and flag. It is also the location where the town's name was derived.|
I also learned about how one group of people can co-opt another's sign/symbol and by doing so make it unusable because of the stigma attached to it. I had heard parts of this story in the past, but enjoyed hearing the curator tell it. Several American Indian tribes in this area used the swastika as a symbol of good luck and future prosperity. It was used by the Indians for several hundred years. One of the unknowns is how they discovered the symbol since it seems to have originated in India and Pakistan centuries ago. How did the symbol arrive in the U.S. to be adopted by some of the tribes of the American Southwest. It's one of those things that make you go,,,,hmmmmm. The American Indians had to quit using the symbol after Hitler adopted it for his evil ways. One thing to notice though is Hitler reversed the symbol, as though it is a mirror image of the ones used by the tribes. Whether that was intentional or accidental, who knows. The tribes and others who had used the symbol for centuries had to quit using it in the 1930's in fear of being labeled Nazi's. We have seen something similar to this in recent decades when some bad groups of people started using the stars and bars of the rebel flag. Many southerners have quit flying it in fear of being thrown in with those evil groups that are mis-using it.
|The one picture I took from inside the museum. I took this to remember the info and see the reverse image.|
|This is an old bank building just a block away from the museum. The curator told me to go see it and look at the top row of decorations. It was built before the 1930's or the symbols could never have been placed up there.|
|A friendly/wild Elk.|
Ya'll take care of each other. I'll Cya down the road.