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Tongs, such as the one shown here, are used to grip and lift other objects, such as ice blocks, hay bales or logs. These tongs were recovered from the Grinter House in Wyandotte County. The Grinter House is a two-story brick home overlooking the Delaware Crossing on the Kansas River, and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Moses and Annie Grinter (she was a Lenape Delaware) owned and operated a ferry and trading post there. Now it is an historic site overseen by the Kansas Historical Society.

Date: 1855-1950

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Item Number: 449269
Call Number: 14WY316-84
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 449269

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