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This firearm butt plate was recovered from the Baker house in Morris County by the Emporia State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University) archeological field school in 1972. The bottom of the butt plate, which fitted to the end of the stock, is decorated in a series of curving lines. 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: 506216
Call Number: 14MO701-113-3 house
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 506216

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