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This button hook and shoe horn were collected from the Plowboy site in Shawnee County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2017. The Plowboy site was home to the Kansa, the Potawatomi, and Euro-Americans. At various times, the site contained a farm, a trading post, and a post office with nearby military trails, Mormon routes, a railroad and the California-Oregon trail. Both artifacts have advertising for Walk Over Shoes, that first appeared as a brand name in 1899, though the company and the Keith family had been making shoes since 1758 in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. The button hook reads: "Walk-Over Shoes for Men and Women." The shoe horn reads: "The Walk Over Shoe."

Date: 1899-1930

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Item Number: 448944
Call Number: 14SH372 2017.C Fitzgerald donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 448944

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