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Though cracked and stained, this glass bottle stopper with a tapered shank survived a fire in 1862. Bottle stoppers were essential to close sealed bottles to the air once they had been opened. Some bottle stoppers were meant to be disposable, while others such as this one could be reused. It was recovered during excavations in 1973 at the Kansas State Teacher's College archeological field school. The Baker Store collection was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1993. The Baker site, along the Santa Fe Trail in Morris County, was the location of the Baker Store, which burned in 1862, along with the nearby house, during the murder of A.I. Baker by "Bloody Bill" Anderson and his cohorts.

Date: 1862

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Item Number: 457383
Call Number: 14MO701-754-1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 457383

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