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This lamp burner fragment was recovered from the Baker Store in Morris County by Emporia State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University) during their archeological field school in 1973. Shown is a lamp burner with wick tube, collar, and a knob to adjust the flame size. The style of wick tube indicates that the lamp used a flat wick. The Baker Store artifact collection was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1993. The Baker Store and nearby house, situated along the Santa Fe trail, were burned in 1862 by "Bloody Bill" Anderson and his cohorts. The owner, A. I. Baker, was murdered at that time.

Date: 1862

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Lamp Burner from the Baker Store, 14MO701 - 1

Item Number: 457485
Call Number: 14MO701-742-1 Store
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 457485

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