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These two dish sherds were recovered from excavations at the Plaster House site, a dugout in Gray County. The cup sherd is decorated with transferware printing in a brown floral pattern. The purple pressed glass dish sherd was made by pressing molten glass into a mold. The occupants of the dugout were most likely the family of Oliver and Anna Mitchell; Oliver Mitchell was described in his obituary as a horse rancher. Settlement in this area of Kansas mostly post-dated the construction of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad in 1872 and experienced a boom during with the construction of the Soule Canal in the mid-1880s.

Date: 1879-1899

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Dish Sherds from the Plaster House, 14GY307 - 1

Item Number: 473365
Call Number: 14GY307-0-16 & 14GY307-7-7
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 473365

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