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Purple wool blanket that references the Aggies of the Kansas State Agricultural College (KSAC), in Manhattan, Kansas. In 1931, KSAC became Kansas State University, and the Aggies were renamed with the Wildcats. Frank Haucke probably acquired the blanket while playing football at KSAC in 1912. Haucke later served in World War I and became the Kansas state commander of the American Legion. Haucke was the Republican nominee for Kansas governor in 1930. Animal hair found on the blanket, and its size, indicate a horse may have worn the blanket during athletic events.

Date: 1912

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Item Number: 220871
KSHS Identifier: 1967.144.42

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