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Vesta D. Cossaart Kvasnicka won this medal for placing first in the one-mile relay at the 1936 Washington county, Kansas track meet. Kvansnicka was raised in Republic county, Kansas but attended Mahaska High School in Washington county. The high schools in Mahaska and Narka (Republic county) competed to get Vesta and her twin sister, Vera, to attend their schools because of the girls' athletic ability. According to the girls' father, L.J. Cossaart, the girls attended the school in Mahaska because it was closer to the family farm.
Item Number: 222101
KSHS Identifier: 2007.1.2
Collections - Museum
Community Life - Recreation and Sports - Sports - Track and Field
Date - 1930s - 1936
Education - Secondary - Activities - Sports
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Personal Symbol - Medal - Prize
Places - Cities and towns - Mahaska
Places - Counties - Washington
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts