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Large pendulum clock with time and calendar faces. Casing is made of pine with rosewood veneer, and the faces are covered with glass. The clock was used in a café owned by J.A. Johnston in Kansas City, Missouri, near the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers. During the 1903 flood, the water in the café rose to a depth of seven feet, two inches. The clock stopped at 9:22 a.m. on Tuesday, June 3, 1903, not long after the water began to recede. Johnston added a mark at the bottom of the case to indicate the height the water reached.

Date: between 1865 and 1897

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Item Number: 221657
KSHS Identifier: 1906.18.0

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