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This fragment of a spur was recovered during excavations at Constitution Hall, in Lecompton. Shown is the arm or heel band portion of a spur. Spurs are generally shaped to fit around the rider's ankle to direct a horse. Without the neck and rowel it is difficult to identify the spur type. The building was named a National Historical Landmark for its role in the 1857 Lecompton Constitution and is also listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The hall was constructed in 1855 and functioned in a variety of different roles. In the summer and fall of 1988 Kansas Historic Society archeologists excavated at the site, trying to trace construction history prior to renovation.

Date: 1855-1920

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Item Number: 456767
Call Number: 14DO321-3081
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 456767

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