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Abstract of census returns

Abstract of census returns
Creator: Undersigned Citizens of Kansas Territory, John Stroup (first signature),
Date: 1859
This 1859 abstract of census returns shows information at the township level for most Kansas counties. Some counties are listed without data. The census lists the number of voters in three different ways--the number of votes cast June 7, 1859; number of voters on June 7, 1859 who were under 6 month provision; and number of voters under 3 month provision. It also lists the number of inhabitants. The election on June 7, 1859, was to elect delegates to the Wyandotte constitutional convention.


A Cup and a Bowl from the Baker House, 14MO701

A Cup and a Bowl from the Baker House, 14MO701
Date: 1862
This reconstructed cup and bowl was found in pieces during excavations in 1972 by the Kansas State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University) field school. The bowl has a red, black and green floral design, though difficult to see. The handless cup has a red, white and blue linear pattern. Both dishes were reconstructed by students at the field school. They were donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1993. The Baker store and nearby house were situated along the Santa Fe trail. The owner, A. I. Baker, was murdered in 1862 by "Bloody Bill" Anderson and his cohorts, who also burned the store and house.


Adjustable Buckle from the Baker House, 14MO701

Adjustable Buckle from the Baker House, 14MO701
Date: 1862
This brass adjustable buckle was recovered during excavations at the Baker house in Morris County, undertaken by Emporia State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University) archeological field school in 1972. The badly burned buckle is decorated at the top and along the strap opening with floral patterns. The site, along the Santa Fe Trail in Morris County, was the location of the Baker house, which burned in 1862, along with the nearby store, during the murder of the proprietor A.I. Baker by "Bloody Bill" Anderson and his cohorts.


Banded Ware from the Baker Store, 14MO701

Banded Ware from the Baker Store, 14MO701
Date: 1862
These decorated whiteware sherds were recovered from the Baker store in Morris County by the Emporia State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University) archeological field school in 1973. The three rim and body sherds are decorated with banded or annular ware by using a slip applied in bands of varying width and colors. These sherds were among the few from the site that were broken, but not burned. The Baker store and nearby house were situated along the Santa Fe trail. The owner, A. I. Baker, was murdered in 1862 by "Bloody Bill" Anderson and his cohorts, who also burned the store and house.


Banded Ware Pitcher from the Baker House, 14MO701

Banded Ware Pitcher from the Baker House, 14MO701
Date: 1862
This pitcher fragment was recovered from the Baker house in Morris County by the Emporia State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University) archeological field school in 1972. The collection was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1993. The small pitcher is banded or annular ware decorated by an applied slip of bands of varying width below a curving band. The Baker store and nearby house were situated along the Santa Fe trail. The owner, A. I. Baker, was murdered in 1862 by "Bloody Bill" Anderson and his cohorts, who also burned the store and house.


Bowl with James Edwards Registry Mark from the Baker House, 14MO701

Bowl with James Edwards Registry Mark from the Baker House, 14MO701
Date: 1862
This partial serving bowl was recovered during excavations in 1972 by the Kansas State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University) archaeological field school. Some of the sherds of the octagonal shaped shallow bowl were burned while others are stained. The back of the bowl shows the Registry mark for James Edwards of Burslem, England. Dish shapes were registered to prevent copying. It was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1993. The Baker house and nearby store were situated along the Santa Fe trail. The owner, A. I. Baker, was murdered in 1862 by "Bloody Bill" Anderson and his cohorts, who also burned the store and house.


Buttons from the Baker House, 14MO701

Buttons from the Baker House, 14MO701
Date: 1862
These buttons were recovered during excavations at the Baker house, in Morris County, undertaken by Emporia State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University) archeological field school in 1972. They are made of white glass and are all a four-hole dish style. The site, along the Santa Fe Trail in Morris County, was the location of the Baker house, which burned in 1862, along with the nearby store, during the murder of the proprietor A.I. Baker by "Bloody Bill" Anderson and his cohorts.


Buttons from the Baker House, 14MO701

Buttons from the Baker House, 14MO701
Date: 1862
These buttons were recovered during excavations at the Baker house in Morris County, undertaken by Emporia State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University) archeological field school in 1972. Three of the buttons are made of bone and are burned and stained from the fire. The fourth button is a metal four-hole dish style. The site, along the Santa Fe Trail in Morris County, was the location of the Baker house, which burned in 1862, along with the nearby store, during the murder of the proprietor A.I. Baker by "Bloody Bill" Anderson and his cohorts.


Buttons from the Baker House and Store, 14MO701

Buttons from the Baker House and Store, 14MO701
Date: 1862
These five buttons were among the many collected during excavations in 1972-1973 by the Kansas State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University). Shown are two white four-hole piecrusts china buttons, a black and gold fancy button, a white two-hole prosser button and a four-hole dish button. The collection was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1993. The Baker store and nearby house were situated along the Santa Fe trail. The owner, A. I. Baker, was murdered in 1862 by "Bloody Bill" Anderson and his cohorts, who also burned the store and house.


Buttons from the Baker Store, 14MO701

Buttons from the Baker Store, 14MO701
Date: 1862
These glass buttons were recovered from the Baker store in Morris County by the Emporia State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University) archeological field school in 1973. From left to right: a blue 4-hole dish button, a calico button, a 2-hole button with blue around the edge, and a gold and white 4-hole piecrust button. The Baker store and nearby house were situated along the Santa Fe trail. The owner, A. I. Baker, was murdered in 1862 by "Bloody Bill" Anderson and his cohorts, who also burned the store and house.


Buttons with a Military Theme from the Baker House, 14MO701

Buttons with a Military Theme from the Baker House, 14MO701
Date: 1862
These buttons were recovered during excavations at the Baker house in Morris County, undertaken by Emporia State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University) archeological field school in 1972. The larger metal button has a large "U S" in the middle with a left facing eagle above and a laurel wreath below. The smaller button also displays a left facing eagle with a shield that is offset to the right. Neither button style could be found in military button references. The site, along the Santa Fe Trail in Morris County, was the location of the Baker house, which burned in 1862, along with the nearby store, during the murder of the proprietor A.I. Baker by "Bloody Bill" Anderson and his cohorts.


Calico Buttons from the Baker House, 14MO701

Calico Buttons from the Baker House, 14MO701
Date: 1862
These calico buttons were recovered during excavations at the Baker house in Morris County, undertaken by Emporia State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University) archeological field school in 1972. The buttons get their name from their resemblance to patterns of calico material. Patterns shown here are blue stars, black dots, and a green plaid or squares. The site, along the Santa Fe Trail in Morris County, was the location of the Baker house, which burned in 1862, along with the nearby store, during the murder of the proprietor A.I. Baker by "Bloody Bill" Anderson and his cohorts.


Canning Jar Closures from the Baker House, 14MO701

Canning Jar Closures from the Baker House, 14MO701
Date: 1862
The canning jar fragments were recovered during excavations at the Baker house in Morris County, undertaken by Emporia State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University) archeological field school in 1972. The jars were sealed using a thin metal cap with a wax seal inside the groove separating the parallel rings. The site, along the Santa Fe Trail in Morris County, was the location of the Baker house, which burned in 1862, along with the nearby store, during the murder of the proprietor A.I. Baker by "Bloody Bill" Anderson and his cohorts.


Carving Fork from the Baker House, 14MO701

Carving Fork from the Baker House, 14MO701
Date: 1862
This metal fork fragment was recovered during excavations at the Baker house in Morris County, undertaken by Emporia State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University) archeological field school in 1972. The fork has two tines and a portion of the tang. Two-tined forks are generally used as carving forks to hold meat steady during carving. The site, along the Santa Fe Trail in Morris County, was the location of the Baker house, which burned in 1862, along with the nearby store, during the murder of the proprietor A.I. Baker by "Bloody Bill" Anderson and his cohorts.


Ceramic Pipe Fragments from the Baker House, 14MO701

Ceramic Pipe Fragments from the Baker House, 14MO701
Date: 1862
These four pipe fragments were recovered during excavations in 1972-1973 by the Kansas State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University). Two are pipe bowls decorated in a series of vertical flutes, Another is a pipe stem manufactured from a mold with two rings encircling the edge. The final artifact is a pipe stem and bowl fragments with traces of dottle, tobacco residue, in the bowl and a brass band as a connector. The collection was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1993. The Baker store and nearby house were situated along the Santa Fe trail. The owner, A. I. Baker, was murdered in 1862 by "Bloody Bill" Anderson and his cohorts, who also burned the store and house.


China Buttons from the Baker Store, 14MO701

China Buttons from the Baker Store, 14MO701
Date: 1862
These five china buttons were recovered from the Baker store in Morris County by the Emporia State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University) archeological field school in 1973. Shown is a single 2-hole sew through button with a raised center and four plain 4-hole sew through buttons. The orange peel-like textures on the back of the buttons indicated they were made using the Prosser manufacturing process and post date the 1840s. The artifact collection was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1993. The Baker store and nearby house were situated along the Santa Fe trail. The owner, A. I. Baker, was murdered in 1862 by "Bloody Bill" Anderson and his cohorts, who also burned the store and nearby house.


Crank Mechanism from the Baker Store, 14MO701

Crank Mechanism from the Baker Store, 14MO701
Date: 1862
This crank mechanism was recovered from the Baker store in Morris County by the Emporia State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University) archeological field school in 1973. After showing the artifact to numerous archeologists they agreed it was part of a crank, but were unable to agree what it might have cranked: a flour sifter, a coffee grinder, a meat grinder, a window, or other machinery. What do you think? The Baker store and nearby house were situated along the Santa Fe trail. The owner, A. I. Baker, was murdered in 1862 by "Bloody Bill" Anderson and his cohorts, who also burned the store and house.


Crockery from the Baker Store, 14MO701

Crockery from the Baker Store, 14MO701
Date: 1862
This crock, which was reconstructed in the Archeology lab at the Kansas Historical Society, is made of glazed stoneware and was used for storing food. It is labeled as a three-gallon crock and has a leaf decoration. The crock fragments were recovered from the Baker Store in Morris County by the Emporia State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University) archeological field school in 1973. The artifact collection was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1993. The Baker store and nearby house were situated along the Santa Fe trail. The owner, A. I. Baker, was murdered in 1862 by "Bloody Bill" Anderson and his cohorts, who also burned the store and nearby house.


Cuff Link Stud from the Baker Store, 14MO701

Cuff Link Stud from the Baker Store, 14MO701
Date: 1862
This cuff link stud was recovered during excavations in 1973 by the Kansas State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University) archeological field school at the Baker Store in Morris County. The cuff link, decorated with ruby colored glass, was slightly damaged during the fire. The Baker store and nearby house were situated along the Santa Fe trail. The owner, A. I. Baker, was murdered in 1862 by "Bloody Bill" Anderson and his cohorts, who also burned the store and house.


Decorated Bottle and Jar Fragments from the Baker Store, 14MO701

Decorated Bottle and Jar Fragments from the Baker Store, 14MO701
Date: 1862
These three decorated bottle and jar fragments were recovered from the Baker Store in Morris County by an Emporia State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University) archeological field school in 1973. Two fragments that may have been from jars are decorated with molded swirls. The third fragment is from a bottle that once held hot sauce. The molded decorative style is called Cathedral, as the bottle panels resemble cathedral windows. The Baker Store artifact collection was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1993. The Baker store and nearby house, situated along the Santa Fe trail, were burned in 1862 by "Bloody Bill" Anderson and his cohorts. The owner, A. I. Baker, was murdered at that time.


Decorated Buttons from the Baker Store, 14MO701

Decorated Buttons from the Baker Store, 14MO701
Date: 1862
These three china buttons were recovered from the Baker Store in Morris County by the Emporia State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University) in 1973. Shown is a black and white calico button in a daisy pattern and two dish buttons with different shades of brown trim. All are 4-hole sew through type buttons. The artifact collection was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1993. The Baker store and nearby house were situated along the Santa Fe trail. The owner, A. I. Baker, was murdered in 1862 by "Bloody Bill" Anderson and his cohorts, who also burned the store and nearby house.


Decorated Jars from the Baker Store, 14MO701

Decorated Jars from the Baker Store, 14MO701
Date: 1862
These jar fragments were recovered from the Baker Store in Morris County by an Emporia State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University) archeological field school in 1973. The jars may have been used for canning. Though some show melting from a fire, the pentagon or five-pointed star decorations are still visible. The Baker Store artifact collection was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1993. The Baker store and nearby house, situated along the Santa Fe trail, were burned in 1862 by "Bloody Bill" Anderson and his cohorts. The owner, A. I. Baker, was murdered at that time.


Decorative Horse Figure from the Baker House, 14MO701

Decorative Horse Figure from the Baker House, 14MO701
Date: 1862
This decorative piece was recovered during excavations in 1972 or 1973 by the Kansas State Teacher's College, now Emporia State University. The piece represents a horse-like figure, possibly a unicorn or a sea horse, and may have decorated a trunk. The artifact collection was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1993. The Baker store and nearby house were situated along the Santa Fe trail. The owner, A. I. Baker, was murdered in 1862 by "Bloody Bill" Anderson and his cohorts, who also burned the store and nearby house.


Decorative Piece from the Baker House, 14MO701

Decorative Piece from the Baker House, 14MO701
Date: 1862
This brass star or seashell figure was recovered during excavations at the Baker house in Morris County, undertaken by Emporia State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University) archeological field school in 1972. The artifact may have been attached to a trunk or decorated box. The site, along the Santa Fe Trail in Morris County, was the location of the Baker house, which burned in 1862, along with the nearby store, during the murder of the proprietor A.I. Baker by "Bloody Bill" Anderson and his cohorts.


Dinnerware from the Baker House, 14MO701

Dinnerware from the Baker House, 14MO701
Date: 1862
This reconstructed bowl and plate were recovered in pieces during excavations by the Kansas State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University) field school in 1972. The plate is decorated in a floral motif and the bowl in a landscape pattern. The dishes were decorated by transfer printing, a process by which a design is transferred from an engraved metal plate onto the pottery, creating a ware called transferware. They were reconstructed by students at the 1972 field school. The collection was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1993. The Baker store and nearby house were situated along the Santa Fe trail. The owner, A. I. Baker, was murdered in 1862 by "Bloody Bill" Anderson and his cohorts, who also burned the store and house.


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