January 14, 2009

UC Playing Cards Feature Clark Dyer's Patent

The Union County Historical Society has produced a deck of playing cards featuring interesting images and pictures from Union County's history on the fifty-six face-sides, with the Old Historical Courthouse pictured on the back of each card.

The King of Clubs in the deck features the front view image from Micajah Clark Dyer’s U. S. Patent for his flying machine granted in 1874. The family of Wilonell and Ervin Dyer, descendents of the pioneer inventor aviator, were the sponsors of this card. Other cards in the deck feature several of Clark Dyer's descendents.

The Union County Historical Society is selling the deck of cards for $10.00 each as a fund-raising effort. The deck is a fun way to learn more about Union County’s history, which includes Clark's story.

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