By Lars Dalseide | June 19 2014 15:12

Powder Horn held Hamilton's plans for a thriving future in the New World

Alexander Hamilton's Powder Horn at the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum

Fairfax, Virginia - There are hundreds of historically significant relics in the NRA Museum collection. Most, as one might expect, fall within the firearm category. Or, at the least, within the accessory division. Such is the case in one of our most treasured items — Alexander Hamilton's powder horn.

For those unfamiliar with the tale, as a young boy growing up on the island of Nevis, Hamilton knew he was bound for greatness. He had dreams, plans, hopes for a brighter future than what the West Indies could offer. What he needed was a reminder; a token of sorts. That token was his powder horn.

Carved into the sides of the horn are phrases and symbols of everything Hamilton hoped to achieve; a home, a family, a success, and more.

To explain exactly what the horn meant to the man, we bring you the person responsible for allowing us to display Hamilton's legacy at the National Sporting Arms Museum at the Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, Missouri — Dr. Warren Richman ...


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