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This photograph of two men on horses at Fort Scott was probably taken between 1863 and 1865. The man in the foreground is Corporal George Henry McCoon, company saddler in the 3rd Wisconsin Cavalry. The photograph shows the Fort Scott stables in the background. Corporal McCoon married in Fort Scott shortly after the Civil War, then relocated to Oregon and later to California. Patron supplied information suggests Ina Riley Wilson, a McCoon descendent, donated the original tintype to the Fort Scott Historical Society prior to 1979 from which KSHS obtained a copy.

Date: 1863-1865

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In describing Kansas transportation past and present, the transportation by horse is an important part of the discussion. Use this photograph in a sequence to show how transportation has changed over time.

KS:7th:1.5:Forts and Trails (2005)

Item Number: 484
Call Number: FK2.B3 Ft.8 *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 484

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