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#a321 :: Shooting badge

December 31, 2008

ENLARGEWilliam Randolph Hearst had a thing for guns.

The newspaper magnate and industrialist (and model for the titular character in Citizen Kane) had his name put on rifle events in the 40s and 50s, information pills and they’ve been resurrected lately for reasons that may or may not bear Googling.

This badge was awarded to some sharpshooter some time in 1946, page and found its way to an antique shop in Bakersfield that we cruised through (once again) en route home last night.

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