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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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John Steuart Curry sketch

Curry, John Steuart

In the late 1930s, artist and Kansas native John Steuart Curry produced this preliminary sketch for the mural, "Tragic Prelude," housed at the Kansas Statehouse. The sketch references John Brown and the struggle against slavery during the Territorial Period. Curry completed the mural in 1942, but due to Kansans' critical reaction he refused to complete the project. In 1993, The Wunderlich Mongerson, a Chicago-based art gallery, collaborated with Curry's widow to donate this sketch.

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John Steuart Curry sketch

Curry, John Steuart

In the late 1930s artist and Kansas native John Steuart Curry produced this preliminary sketch of conquistadors for the mural Tragic Prelude housed at the Kansas statehouse. The sketch references the 1541 Spanish expedition through Kansas led by Francisco Coronado. Curry completed the mural in 1942, but due to Kansans' critical reaction he refused to complete the project. In 1993, The Wunderlich Mongerson, a Chicago-based art gallery, collaborated with Curry's widow to donate this sketch.

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Country Depot

Herschel C. Logan

A black ink on paper woodcut showing activity at the Akron, Kansas, Santa Fe depot. Country Depot was drawn by Herschel C. Logan, who was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri , and shortly after his birth the family moved to Winfield, Kansas. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts for one year. Logan was a commercial and advertising artist in Salina, Kansas, until his retirement in 1968. He was a member of the Prairie Print Makers. After retirement, Logan moved to Santa Ana, California.

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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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Pin

Small silver-plated aluminum decorative pin. Design consists of a knife, a fork, and a spoon laid together with their handles crossed. Utensils have plain handles. Post on back for attaching to garment. 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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Pin

Small silver-plated aluminum decorative pin. Design consists of a knife and a fork laid together with their handles crossed. Utensils have decorative handles. Bar pin with rolling clasp on back for attaching to garment. 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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