GATHER ROUND, 20"

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GATHER ROUND, 20"

85.00

This reclaimed "gather" round is made from salvaged plantation wood that dates pre 1940. Perfect for a wall hanging or propped up against a wall on a desk, mantel, etc. Please read about the authenticity below. 

THIS WOOD ROUND SHOWCASES NOT ONLY A PIECE OF ART, BUT A PIECE OF US HISTORY. THE WOOD CAME FROM A 1921 FLORIDA PLANTATION, MAKING THE WOOD WELL OVER 90 YEARS OLD. THE HOME LOCATED ON LADY LAKE BELONGED TO “SCUTTER,” THE CHAUFFEUR OF THE INFAMOUS MA BARKER-KARPIS GANG. MA BARKER WAS MOTHER TO FOUR SONS WHO RAN CRIMINAL MASTER PLANS FROM BANK ROBBERY TO KIDNAPPING. THEY ORIGINALLY MOVED TO CHICAGO, BUT ENDED UP IN SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA AS THEY DID NOT WANT TO WORK FOR AL CALPONE. MA’S EXACT CONTRIBUTION IS UNKNOWN; SOME SAY SHE WAS THE FORCE BEHIND THE ACTS, OTHERS SAY SHE JUST KEPT THEIR SECRET. EITHER WAY, SHE IS ONE OF THE ONLY WOMAN TO TOP THE FBI MOST WANTED LIST. IN THE END, THE SONS MANAGED TO STEAL THREE MILLION DOLLARS IN THREE YEARS. THEY CHOSE TO HIDE OUT IN OKLAWAHA, FL, BUT THEIR CRIMINAL RUN ENDED WHEN FBI RAIDED THEIR HOME. “SCUTTER,” WHOSE REAL NAME WAS WILLY WOODBURY, WENT ON TO TELL THIS STORY FOR YEARS IN EXCHANGE FOR A NICKEL. SO THE STORY GOES!

THOUGHTFULLY HANDCRAFTED IN THE USA                                                                             
SOUTHERN RECLAIM CO
BY MAZIE PURCELL, 2017                                                                                           

DIMENSIONS
20" in diameter

Each round is stamped and hand signed on the back. Copy of story is included as well.

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