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These metal shank buttons were recovered from the 1991 Kansas Archeology Training Program field school at the Hollenberg Pony Express Station in Washington County. Shown are (from left to right) a small button with a floral scene, a button with an anchor and rope over a black stone, and a larger button also with a floral scene. 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: 1857-1920

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Item Number: 509206
Call Number: 14WH316-2073; -3752; -751
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 509206

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