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This brass thimble was recovered during excavations at the Baker house in Morris County, undertaken by Emporia State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University) archeological field school in 1972. Thimbles were worn to protect the finger and to push the needle through material while sewing. The site, along the Santa Fe Trail in Morris County, was the location of the Baker house, which burned in 1862, along with the nearby store, during the murder of the proprietor A.I. Baker by "Bloody Bill" Anderson and his cohorts. Dimensions: 3/4" high, 5/8" diameter.

Date: 1862

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Item Number: 508383
Call Number: 14MO701-61-11 House
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 508383

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