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A photograph of the Henry J. Adams house, formerly the home of Sheriff Samuel Jones. On May 21, 1856, Sheriff Jones, accompanied by a group of proslavery men acting as his posse, entered Lawrence intent on destroying the offices of the Herald of Freedom and the Kansas Free State . In the raid that followed, they destroyed the newspaper offices (dumping their newspaper type in the Kansas River), looted several other businesses and burned the Free State Hotel (later the Eldridge House). This action became widely known as the "sack of Lawrence."

Date: Between 1880 and 1920

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Item Number: 228978
Call Number: FK2.D4 Le.75 .J *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 228978

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