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These five pipe stems were recovered from the Baker Store in Morris County during the Emporia State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University) field school in 1973. The stems are made of white clay, sometimes call pipe or kaolin clay. The brittle stems were often broken off, either accidentally of purposely as the bit end became increasingly fouled due to tobacco residue. 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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Item Number: 457490
Call Number: 14MO701 Store
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 457490

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