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This dumbbell was forged by Fort Hays blacksmith Thomas Kennedy around 1869. It was used by General George Armstrong Custer during his time at Fort Hays. Custer stayed at the fort periodically throughout the time he was stationed in Kansas from 1867 to 1871. He camped outside the fort for part of the summers of 1869 and 1870.

Creator: Kennedy, Thomas
Date: between 1869 and 1871

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Item Number: 220166
KSHS Identifier: 1991.1.12

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