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These four shell buttons were recovered during excavations in 1988 at a joint venture between Kansas Historical Society archeologists, Kansas Anthropological Association volunteers, and the City of Olathe. The buttons include a recessed 2-hole button, a 4-hole button with a five petal flower decoration, a 4-hole button with an eight-pointed design, and a 2-hole fish-eye button. The site consisted of the residence and out buildings built by James and Lucinda Mahaffie in 1858. The farmstead later served as a stagecoach stop on the Santa Fe trail.

Date: 1858-1886

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Shell Buttons from the Mahaffie Farmstead and Stagecoach Stop, 14JO356 - 1

Item Number: 453433
Call Number: 14JO356
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 453433

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