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These four buttons were among the many that were recovered from Constitution Hall in Lecompton, Kansas. The four black rubber buttons have back marks that read "N R CO GOODYEAR'S P=T." This is the mark of the Novelty Rubber Company that manufactured these type of buttons between 1853 and 1872. Constitution Hall served as the seat of the Kansas Territorial government in 1857 and 1858. The second territorial legislature met here in 1857 as did the constitutional convention that drafted the Lecompton Constitution. In the summer and fall of 1988 Kansas Historic Society archeologists excavated at Constitution Hall, trying to trace the building's construction history prior to renovation.

Date: 1857-1872

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Item Number: 450510
Call Number: 14DO321
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 450510

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