Item 68.503.1 - Awarded to F. Perryman for saving the lives of ten boys on Lake Michigan from ice floes February 12, 1899

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US IlHpHS 68.503.1

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Awarded to F. Perryman for saving the lives of ten boys on Lake Michigan from ice floes February 12, 1899

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  • 1899 (Creation)

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Donated to Highland Park Historical Society by Mary Perryman (daughter) in remembrance of Perryman's community contribution. According to Highland Park News, January 18, 1968, there were 2 additional "co-rescuers" and there is a memorial plaque at Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Illinois.

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Gold bravery medal awarded to Fred K Perryman by the residents of Highland Park, the rescue on Lake Michigan of several boys. The medal is housed in a purple jewel box.

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