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This gilt button has a back mark advertising its manufacture by Kendrick and Company of Waterbury, Connecticut. The two part button, which is missing its loop attachment, was made in the 1830s. It was recovered from Fort Zarah. It is elaborately decorated in a pressed floral pattern and predates the 1864-1869 occupation of the fort by 30 years, the button may have been kept and reused on other clothing. The button was excavated during the 1969 Kansas Archeological Training Program field school, a joint project undertaken by Kansas Historical Society archeologists and Kansas Anthropological Association volunteers. Fort Zarah was a small outpost on the Santa Fe trail in Barton County manned between 1864 to 1869.

Date: 1864-1869

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Item Number: 457474
Call Number: 14BT301-282
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 457474

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