Re: Charles Lindbergh�s Santa Fe Boxcar?

s shaffer

Brian the caption with the photo states that is a Native American symbol for friendship and peace. It is a symbol popular with the Navajo, as well as used by many other tribes. The symbol, drawn in either direction has a long history that pre-dates its use by Nazi Germany. And it has many meanings, including religious symbolism. Apparently it has also been used by such groups as the Boy Scouts, American Pilots in WWI, Coca Cola, and the Ladies Home Journal.
Doug Harding
A railroad in New Mexico used it in their hearld. St. Louis Rocky Mountain and Pacific? New Mexico Eastern? I think it became part of El Paso and Southwestern and later Southern Pacific.

Steve Shaffer
Las Cruces, New Mexico

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