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This sketching pencil was recovered during the 2002 Kansas Archeology Training Program field school at the Cottonwood Ranch in Sheridan County. The advertising "Conté A1" is visible on one side indicating it was made by the Conté Company of France. Conté was established in 1795 by Jacques Conté, the inventor of the modern graphite pencil. The ranch was established by Abraham Pratt from Yorkshire, England, in 1878 to raise sheep. Pratt's son, John Fenton Pratt and his family continued to raise sheep at the ranch until 1904. Cottonwood Ranch is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a State Historic Site.

Date: 1878-1978

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Conté Pencil from Cottonwood Ranch, 14SD327 - 1

Item Number: 473813
Call Number: 14SD327-119-4
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 473813

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