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This is a studio portrait of Louis Vieux. Of Potawatomi Indian and French ancestry, Louis Vieux was an early resident of area that became Pottawatomie County in 1847 or 1848. Probably born near Lake Michigan, Vieux, with a portion of the Potawatomi, moved to Iowa and later Indianola, Kansas, near Topeka. The Vieux family, with its seven children, lived in a log cabin on the Oregon Trail near the Vermillion river crossing. Vieux built and operated a toll bridge over the river.

Date: 1880s or 1890s

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Item Number: 23677
Call Number: E99 P8.I Vie *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 23677

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