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Plowing, Russell County, Kansas

Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981

View of people working with six teams of horses which are pulling plows at F. Sprinkle's farm in Russell County, Kansas. Also visible are a man and young girl standing next to an an automobile, and two unharnessed horses.

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Harvesting kafir corn and loading a header barge

Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936

This is a view of farmers harvesting kafir corn in Haskell County, Kansas. Robert Franklin (Frank) McCoy is in the foreground holding stalks of kafir corn. Visible in the background are two unidentified men with the horse-drawn harvester and header barge equipment.

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Bean pot

Rafael and Concepcion (Connie) Rocha Lopez owned this large, glazed terra cotta pot. Both Rafael and Connie were born in Mexico. They frequently returned there and brought things back with them, including this crock pot. Reportedly, Connie used the pot in her home to cook beans. In 1963, the Lopez's opened Connie's, the first family-owned Mexican restaurant in Wichita, Kansas.

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Tortilla warmer

Small, square-shaped bag made of off-white cotton fabric. Shallow flap across top edge of bag. Green and white striped trim sewn around edges. Brightly colored embroidered image of a person on a donkey riding toward a church sewn on the front. Interior covered in sweatshirt-like material. Wichita's oldest family-run Mexican restaurant is Connie's Mexico Cafe. This pot was used by its founders, Concepción "Connie" Lopez and her husband Rafael.

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Tamping bar

Nels Ferguson, a Swedish immigrant, used this steel tamping bar in his work as a stonemason. He was involved in the construction of the Kansas Statehouse and the Topeka State Hospital. Ferguson later settled with his family in Richland Township in Jewell County, Kansas. He used his stonemason tools in the construction of his stone farmstead, Rock Hill Farm.

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Float

Nels Ferguson, a Swedish immigrant, used this float in his work as a stonemason. He was involved in the construction of the Kansas Statehouse and the Topeka State Hospital. Ferguson later settled with his family in Richland Township in Jewell County, Kansas. He used his stonemason tools in the construction of his stone farmstead, Rock Hill Farm.

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Plumb bob

Nels Ferguson, a Swedish immigrant, used this plumb bob in his work as a stonemason. He was involved in the construction of the Kansas Statehouse and the Topeka State Hospital. Ferguson later settled with his family in Richland Township in Jewell County, Kansas. He used his stonemason tools in the construction of his stone farmstead, Rock Hill Farm.

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Mason's level

Stanley Rule & Level Company

Nels Ferguson, a Swedish immigrant, used this level in his work as a stonemason. He was involved in the construction of the Kansas Statehouse and the Topeka State Hospital. Ferguson later settled with his family in Richland Township in Jewell County, Kansas. He used his stonemason tools in the construction of his stone farmstead, Rock Hill Farm.

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Tea service

This silver tea set was given to Reverend Joseph E. and Nancy Jane (McPherson) Hopkins for their 25th wedding anniversary in 1903. The couple moved to Kansas from Illinois in the late 1870s. Their religious service took them to a number of churches around the state. In 1903, they served at the Methodist Church in Sedan where church members presented them with this tea service for their silver wedding anniversary. The set was put to good use the following year when the Hopkins hosted temperance advocate Carry A. Nation for lunch at their home.

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