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These three slate pencil and board 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. Slate pencils were used on slate boards and were meant to be erasable. Slate boards were personal sized blackboards, reusable and less expensive than paper. 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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Slate Pencil and Slate Board Fragments from the Baker Store, 14MO701 - 1

Item Number: 457613
Call Number: 14MO701 Store
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 457613

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