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This brass button front was excavated at Fort Zarah in 1972 by Kansas Historical Society archeologists at the site of the original fort building. The button has a charred plain weave cloth attached to its front. The tightness of the weave indicates the cloth was made on a floor loom. The material may have once covered the entire button front. The fort was a small military outpost on the Santa Fe trail in Barton County.

Date: 1864-1869

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Item Number: 508573
Call Number: 14BT301
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 508573

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