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This bone pocket knife handle was found near the West Building porch area at the Shawnee Indian Mission in Johnson County. The Mission was built in 1839 for the Shawnee Tribe and closed in 1862. The life of the building did not end there as during the Civil War troops were quartered there and later it saw use as a dance hall, dairy bottling plant, apartments and a boarding house until becoming property of the state in 1927. The pocket knife has the wording "OFFICE KNIFE THE UNION" painted onto it and may have been manufactured by the Union Cutlery Company of Olean, New York, founded in 1897.

Date: 1897-1927

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Pocket Knife Handle from Shawnee Indian Mission, 14JO362 - 1

Item Number: 443192
Call Number: 14JO362-2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 443192

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