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These dishes were recovered from the 1991 Kansas Archeology Training Program field school at the Hollenberg Pony Express Station in Washington County. Each has a maker's mark on its base from one of the Meakin potteries: the saucer fragment on the left was manufactured in Hanley, England, and the dish fragment on the right was manufactured by Alfred Meakin of Tunstall, England. Both dishes were made after the Tariff Act of 1891, which made country of origin labeling mandatory in the United States. 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 outbuildings. The site was purchased by the Kansas Legislature in 1941 and is in the National Register of Historic Places.

Date: 1891-1941

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Meakin Pottery Maker's Marks from the Hollenberg Pony Express Station, 14WH316 - 1

Item Number: 508826
Call Number: 14WH316-973 & 14WH316-3773
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 508826

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