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These pottery sherds were recovered from the Baker store in Morris County by the Emporia State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University) archeological field school in 1973. Each sherd has part of a maker's mark. Maker's marks can help an archeologist determine where and when a piece of pottery was manufactured. These come from England and date from the 1840s to 1862. They show varying degrees of fire damage. 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: 505730
Call Number: 14MO701 store
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 505730

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