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These two lighting fixture fragments were recovered from the Baker Store in Morris County by the Emporia State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University) archeology field school in 1973. The zinc fragments have partial advertising still visible: "LIQUID CORNELIUS & BAKER GAS F" and either "HAT" or "MAT." The fixture was made by the firm of Cornelius and Baker, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who were "manufacturer's of lamps, gas fixtures, Et cetera" from 1835 to 1869. The Store's 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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Lighting Fixture from the Baker Store, 14MO701 - 1

Item Number: 457573
Call Number: 14MO701-487-1 & 14MO701-880-1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 457573

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