Minnesota Vikings football cart with small silver Naval Company, Inc cannon. Painted metal cart in purple and yellow with four wheels, two handles on either side, and a ramp in which a small cannon can slide and rest. Three sides with the Vikings head logo. One side with a large chenille Vikings head logo. There are two small doors that open to storage. Included is a Minnesota Vikings flag with a football helmet featuring the viking horns and a purple and yellow windbreaker pullover with "Cannon Man" in collegiate lettering along the back. The name "Rod" is stitched in cursive along the front.
Operated by Rod Wallace (American, 1924-2017) who was the "Cannon Man" at their games. He fired the small cannon when the team scored. He was an avid supporter both the Vikings and the University of Minnesota Gophers team and was among the first to back the Gophers' new stadium. He was also a Twin Cities business person, owning and operating the Thunderbird Motel (now demolished) for over 40 years.
Provenance: From the collection of Rodney Sanford and Julie Wallace, MinnesotaHeight: 44 1/2 in x width: 28 in x depth: 18 in.
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