Day 213 – The Colorado Spoon

On August 1, 1876, Colorado became the 38th state in the Union. This Colorado spoon, made by Eugene L. Deacon of Denver, Colorado (who also made the Pocatello, Idaho rebus spoon) was manufactured sometime between 1900 and 1912. 

The bowl of the spoon has an engraving that touts the majestic height of Pike’s Peak (which, at 14,147 feet, is just a little shorter than Mount Rainier in Washington State).

At the very top of the spoon is the State Seal of Colorado, with the unmistakable Eye of Providence peering out at you, which confirms my theory that the Illuminati are in Colorado and I’m pretty sure they’re holding Half Life 3 hostage.

Day 184 – The Rebus Spoon

Today’s spoon, made by Eugene L. Deacon of Denver, Colorado, features a rebus of a city in a state that’s celebrating its 127th birthday* today. 

The spoon itself doesn’t have a date on it, but since Deacon only had his jewelry business from 1900 to 1912, that makes it at least 105 years old. 

Here’s a closeup of the bowl of the spoon:

The back of the spoon is illustrated with many of things this state was known for at the time, like cattle raising, plowing, and mining.

*Spolier alert: It’s Pocatello, Idaho!