Mug: Cocktail Construction
Mug: Cocktail Construction
Mug: Cocktail Construction
Mug: Cocktail Construction
Mug: Cocktail Construction
Mug: Cocktail Construction
Mug: Cocktail Construction
Mug: Cocktail Construction
Mug: Cocktail Construction

Mug: Cocktail Construction

  • National Archives Store Exclusive
  • Ceramic
  • 17 oz.
  • Our 15 oz. Cocktail Construction ceramic mug is a unique and fun addition to the mix in your kitchen cabinet. Featuring the cocktail chart as drawn in 1974 by Forest Service Region 8 Engineer Cleve Ketcham, it is perfect for when you’re enjoying your morning cup of joe, or maybe sipping a herbal remedy after a big night out!

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  • As the nation's recordkeeper, the National Archives holds in trust the records of all the branches of government, including the Department of Agriculture Forest Service. It seems that when the Forest Service records from 1974 were pulled for storage, Engineer Cleve Ketcham's joke was in the mix, and someone must have thought that this record was just too good not be preserved in the National Archives.

    Cleve "Red" Ketcham passed away in 2005 but has since been commemorated in the National Museum of Forest Service History.