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The gunflint was recovered from the Baker store in Morris County by the Emporia State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University) archeological field school in 1973. Gunflints were used to generate a spark in a flintlock musket or pistol to ignite the gunpowder or as strike-a-lights for lighting a fire. The collection was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1993. The Baker store and nearby house were situated along the Santa Fe trail. The owner, A. I. Baker, was murdered in 1862 by "Bloody Bill" Anderson and his cohorts, who also burned the store and house.

Date: 1862

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Item Number: 505690
Call Number: 14MO701-651-1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 505690

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