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Vulcan Coat

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | January 31, 2020

As the Saint Paul Winter Carnival comes to its end this weekend with the triumph of the Vulcans over King Boreas and winter, let's hope spring will follow before too long!
This wool 'Flame' coat was worn by Howard Christensen, who served as Vulcanus Rex XXI in 1968.