You’ve probably heard of the Liberty Bell, but have you heard of the Liberty Bowl? Not the college football game played in Memphis, Tennessee, but an actual bowl made of silver. This may sound weird, but the production of the Liberty Bowl was a dangerous act of sedition, so much so that its creator, Paul Revere, never mentioned it in any of his business or private papers for fear of retribution. And, yes, you heard right, Paul Revere, that famous night rider.
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On the first Saturday in May, Louisville is besieged with visitors that have come to witness the most prestigious thoroughbred horse race in America. From a birds-eye view, Churchill Downs Race Track becomes a moving flotilla of expressive hats showing a flash of silver cups.
Surrounding a dirt race track are stands full of race enthusiasts, socializing as they wait to see who is going to become the winner of the first leg of the Triple Crown trifecta.
This “Run for the Roses” race is full of traditions that date back to 1875. It has run every year since. Three-year-old papered thoroughbreds gather to race a mile and a quarter for the most exciting two minutes in American sports.
Crowds fill the infield singing “My Old Kentucky Home” by Stephen Foster during the post parade, then toast the winner with the traditional Mint Julep libation. The late afternoon sun sparkles on the specially designed silver Mint Julep cups as race traditions are upheld.View Full Article…
Trophies From Silver Superstore
Since ancient times, trophies have been awarded to commemorate great achievements.
The first trophies were monuments to victory in battle, but you probably wouldn’t want those in your trophy case at home today. Most were living human captives or shrunken heads.
The English word was coined in 1550 after the French word “trophee,” which means “prize of war.” The oldest existing sports trophies are the Carlisle Bells. They are housed in Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery in Carlisle, Cumbria, U.K. The bells were awarded by Queen Elizabeth I for a horse race that has been run since 1559.
Our selection of trophies is diverse and elegant. Whether you’re awarding individuals or entire teams, they are suitable for athletes, academics, employees, retirees, entertainers, community leaders or anyone else who deserves special recognition.
These finely crafted trophies are sure to make the recipients feel special. They are destined to become treasured reminders of family history: