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These two pipe fragments were recovered from the Thomas Johnson/Henry Williams Dugout site during the 2006 excavations by Washburn University. They were later donated to the Kansas Historical Society. This domestic site was related to the settlement of Nicodemus, Kansas, an all black community in western Kansas. The red pipe fragment is of a style called Pamplin, that was named after those made originally at the Pamplin Pipe Factory in Pamplin, Virginia (1879-1952). They are also sometimes called reed stem pipes. Manufactured from clay, they are a common find at archeological sites. The pipe bowl is decorated with horizontal and vertical molded lines. The larger white pipe bowl fragment is made of white clay, sometimes called pipe clay. The bowl is undecorated, but has a complete foot used for resting the pipe in an upright position. Traces of dottle (tobacco residue) can be seen in the interior.

Date: 1877-1910

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Item Number: 442096
Call Number: 14GH102-2006-40-18; 14GH102-2006-112-53
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 442096

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