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This gunflint was recovered during excavations in 2014 of the Adair Cabin site, home of Reverend Samuel and Florella Brown Adair and their family, in Osawatomie, Kansas. Osawatomie and the Adairs were much involved with the abolitionist movement during the "Bleeding Kansas" years. Gunflints were used to generate a spark in a flintlock musket or pistol and as strike-a-lights for lighting a fire. This gunflint was quarried and manufactured in France, as is indicated by it's honey-yellow or blonde color. The square gunflint has one dorsal arris.

Date: 1855-1912

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Gunflint from the Adair Cabin, 14MM327 - 1

Item Number: 446279
Call Number: 14MM327-633-1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 446279

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