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Photo of Dr. Samuel Wendell Williston, 1851-1918, born in Boston and moved to Kansas in 1857. He attended Kansas State Agricultural College, Manhattan, and Yale University. He was appointed as professor of geology and anatomy and dean of the medical department at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, and helped to establish the KU medical school and served on the Kansas Board of Health. He did not practice medicine but was involved in establishing licensing requirements for medical practitioners. Dr. Williston collected fossils and entered into extensive paleontological research and was involved in the development of a major fossil collection at the university's Dyche Museum. With his interest in archeology, though not an archeologist by training, he made significant contributions to Kansas archeology which included work at the El Cuartelejo pueblo site and the Twelve Mile Creek Paleoindian site.

Date: Between 1890 and 1899

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Item Number: 219046
Call Number: B Williston, Dr. Samuel Wendell *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 219046

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