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This is a portrait of Matilda and Junius Groves, who were potato farmers near Edwardsville in Wyandotte County, Kansas. They farmed over 1,000 acres, and he was known as the "Potato King." The Groves shipped their produce all over the United States by railroad. Because of the quantity shipped, the Union Pacific placed a spur on the Groves' farm to load its produce. Junius Groves served as trustee for Western University in Quindaro, Kansas.

Date: Between 1895 and 1905

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Item Number: 200098
Call Number: B Groves, Junius and Matilda *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 200098

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