Bolo tie celebrating Arizona's territorial centennial and promoting Barry Goldwater for president, c. 1964. Copper, on braided cord with copper tips. Size refers to bolo, excluding cord. Style of cord may vary from example shown.
Clasp bearing the legend, I'M FOR BARRY, from which is suspended a medallion bearing Arizona state seal recto; Grand Canyon, state flower (saguaro), state bird (cactus wren), and the legend, ARIZONA TERRITORIAL CENTENNIAL, enclosed by ring of stars and the dates 1863 and 1963, verso.
Goldwater, Arizona's junior senator, had positioned himself as spokesman for the conservative opposition to the liberal Kennedy administration, setting the stage for a presidential run in 1964. His enormous popularity in his home state is testified to by this bolo, which is, we should note, the state's official neck wear!