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This hole-in-top can fragment was recovered from Fort Wallace in Wallace County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2005. The tin can was filled through a large hole in the top. After filling, a cap was soldered into place with lead and a pin-hole opening left for steam to vent. This final hole was also sealed with lead. Archeologists can learn much from a discarded can, such as the occupants eating habits, finances, and trading patterns. Fort Wallace was built in 1865 along the Smoky Hill Trail and abandoned in 1882.

Date: 1865-1882

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Hole-in-top Can from Fort Wallace, 14WC303 - 1

Item Number: 508854
Call Number: 14WC303 2005.D.2 Reed donation 3.75" diameter
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 508854

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