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Violin with spruce belly and maple back and ribs, made by Wurlitzer. The bridge was replaced in the 1890s. Originally owned by James Limerick, who brought the instrument to Kansas Territory in 1855. The violin later was given to James Darnell. The Limerick and Darnell families became friends en route to Kansas, on the banks of the Grand River in Missouri. Limerick played Irish fiddle tunes around the campfire at night.

Date: between 1820 and 1850

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Item Number: 209871
KSHS Identifier: 1959.12.9

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