This sterling souvenir spoon by Bates & Klinke is in excellent condition. The pierced handle depicts the Kentucky Dam on the Tennessee River ( a little WikiLeaks info below). Gilbertsville lies just downstream from the dam. The spoon is 5 5/8" in length and weighs 20.8 grams of sterling silver.
Kentucky Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Tennessee River on the county line between Livingston and Marshall counties in the U.S. state of Kentucky. The dam is the lowermost of nine dams on the river owned and operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority, which built the dam in the late 1930s and early 1940s to improve navigation on the lower part of the river and reduce flooding on the lower Ohio and Mississippi rivers. It was a major project initiated during the New Deal of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration, to invest in infrastructure to benefit the country. The dam impounds the Kentucky Lake of 160,000 acres (65,000 ha), which is the largest of TVA's reservoirs and the largest artificial lake by area in the Eastern United States