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Pride Of Pay N Pack Sports Busy Beaver Button Museum
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Pride Of Pay N Pack back Sports Busy Beaver Button Museum
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Pride of PAY 'N PAK U-25
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Black, red, and white text with illustration of speedboat on yellow above and blue and white below; all on white background.

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Pay n’ Pak is was a home improvement chain that was founded by Steve Thurman in 1962 and later taken over by David Heerensperger in 1969. Heerensperger oversaw the expansion of the company. In 1989 there was an attempt of a hostile take over of the company so Heerensperger left and made a competitor chain, Eagle Hardware, in response. The hydroplane on the button was an investment Heerensperger made when he took over up until he left the company, specifically hydroplane racing. It was considered a dangerous sport back then. His team won 25 races while he was in control. 

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Fields, A. (2018, December 7). David Heerensperger, hydroplane owner, tough businessman, and ‘the kindest man you could ever hope to meet’. Seattle Times. Retrieved July 15, 2020, from https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/david-heerensperger-hydroplane...

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