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Chancellor Buchtel presented in 1907 with ceremonial mace

Henry Buchtel's ceremonial maceOn Jan. 8, 1907, DU students, faculty members and friends presented this mace to DU’s third chancellor, Henry Augustus Buchtel, upon his appointment as governor of Colorado. According to a copy of a speech given that day, all of the metals and stones on the mace are from Colorado: “The head is of polished walnut. The handle is of solid silver from the mines of the Centennial State. The decorations are chiefly of Colorado gold, diamonds, and amethysts.” The mace now resides in the home of one of Buchtel’s great-grandchildren. Photo: Courtesy of the Buchtel family

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