|Text on Button||ANCHORAGE 1953 FUR RENDEZVOUS "BEARDLESS BEAVER"|
Illustration of beaver wearing a coonskin cap holding a straight razor in one hand, and touching face with the other on a white background inside a blue border. White text inside blue border and brown text below illustration.
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S.T. LOUIS BUTTON CO. MFRS.
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The Fur Rendezvous is a winter festival held every February in Anchorage, Alaska. It is viewed by residents as a marking of the end of winter and beginning of spring. The name originates from swap meets during which fur trappers would trade their harvest with others. Promotional buttons, such as this one, have been sold every year since 1939 in order to raise money for the Rendezvous. National Geographic named the Fur Rendezvous the number one winter carnival in the world.