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These blue and turquoise colored glass beads 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. Trade beads were originally exchanged with Native Americans for goods. They are still being manufactured today for use in beadwork. 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: 457618
Call Number: 14MO701 Store
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 457618

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