Apr. 13, 1917 – Unusual Gavel Presented to Mayor Cox

The newly elected Mayor was presented with a huge wooden gavel by the Follansbee Brothers company. The presentation letter read in part, “This gavel made from two historic trees: that is to say, the cherry tree which George Washington cut down and the sour apple tree to which Jeff Davis was to hang, you will wield with good judgment and never in a haughty or dictatorial manner.  Yours very respectfully, Follansbee Brothers Office Gang.”

  • Follansbee Review, “Gavel Presented to Mayor Cox,” April 13, 1917, front page.