New Ulm, Minnesota features an 102 foot monument depicting Hermann the Cleruscan.
He was an ancient German warrior who liberated German from Roman rule circa 9 A.D.
The authorization for the monument was in 1887 and the monument was
completed in 1897. I suspect that these two spoons were from the
This became a US landmark in 2000 as a national symbol of German heritage.
Both bowls are hand engraved and show average quality workmanship for this era.
The left spoon also has a date of Sept. 25, 1897 which was probably the date of the opening.
Below is a Wikipedia current photo of the monument
Other photos are available on the web.
The circular stairway is open to the public and features a beautiful view of New Ulm
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