Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Snapshot: Watson & Mack

My friend is an avid coin collector. He started off collecting old domestic coins then branched out to special interest coins. One day I brought over some trade coins to have him help me post them to an online auction site. We were both fascinated at the history we learned when I began digging around. This sparked his interest in collecting some trade coins local to Stanislaus County and surrounding areas.

Here is one of his finds:
Watson & Mack were two fellows who lived and worked in Stanislaus County. They ended up in business in Patterson, California with a cigar/ pool hall business from about 1913 until the possibly the late 1930s or early 1940s. This token was good for $1.00 in merchandise at their business.

May's Meeting

Our next meeting will be May 21, with the general meeting to start at 7 p.m. and program to follow.

This month's program, "What's in a Name?" will be presented by Angela Kraft of Leaves of Heritage Genealogy. We will look at the history and significance of surnames, identify common naming practices, and discuss difficulties in research due to name changes, spelling, etc.

Please join us at:
Trinity United Presbyterian Church
1600 Carver Road.
 Modesto, 95350

Hope to see you there!