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These horseshoes were recovered from the 1991 Kansas Archeology Training Program field school at the Hollenberg Pony Express Station in Washington County. This horseshoe style is called "regular" and is what was used on most horses to support the hoof. They are complete with a groove, called fullers, that allow for the nail to be driven into the hoof. One shoe has "SIOUX FORGE" and the size stamped on the shoe. The site was the location of a pony express station, a stop on the Oregon-California trail, a post office, a blacksmith shop, and a farm with barns and other out buildings. The site was purchased by the Kansas Legislature in 1941 and is in the National Register of Historic Places.

Date: 1857-1920

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Item Number: 508764
Call Number: 14WH316-3743; -4034; -4114
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 508764

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