Posted 3 years ago
In 1906 the Milwaukee suburb of West Allis incorporated itself as a city and had a watch fob made up to commemorate the event. The reverse of the fob proudly features the new city seal which had only one minor problem in that the name West Allis was misspelled as one word. What about the obverse? Like most fobs of the era the state seal was called for and the manufacturer picked a really nice one with a knight's helmet on top and two bears at the sides. I guess they must have thought that West Allis was really in Missouri. I wonder who had to grin and bear it that time ?