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Butter paddles, also known as butter hands or Scotch hands, were used to press butter against the side of the butter tub, forcing excess buttermilk out and stiffening the butter. This curved wooden butter paddle was recovered from the Fort Scott National Historic Site during excavations conducted there between 1968 through 1972 by Kansas Historical Society Archeologists. When Fort Scott was built it was on the western military frontier, but is now located within the city limits of Fort Scott.

Date: 1842-1853

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Item Number: 443431
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 443431

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