|Text on Button||I AM A WHOOPER FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE|
Illustration of a face with red letters for the eyes, nose and mouth and black text underneath on a white background
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THE FELT CRAFTERS Plainstow, N. H.
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This button was given for the Whooper Award in the 1950s, created by Governor Hugh Gregg of New Hampshire to acknowledge the honorary citizens of New Hampshire, and thus allowing them to "Whoop it up for the Greatest of All States." Gov. Gregg held banquets and other celebrations for the "Whooper Week," as a series of attempts to help boost New Hampshire agriculture, recreation and industry.
Notable recipients of the award include President Dwight D. Eisenhower (for his fishing skill in New Hampshire) and Vice President Richard Nixon, John H. Griffin, and Wayne E. Richards, etc.