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Pioneer Day

Third graders visit Historical Village

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Third graders from Great Bend’s public schools got a glimpse of Kansas history on Wednesday when they traveled to the Barton County Historical Museum and Village for Pioneer Day. Barton County Historical Society members, some dressed in old-time apparel, guided 241 students from Jefferson, Lincoln, Eisenhower, Park and Riley elementary schools through nine stations.
Leading the children past a general store exhibit, museum director Beverly Komarek explained it was the “Walmart” of the early 1900s. A women’s saddle from the Robert Button collection of Native American Indian artifacts has high pommels on the front and back so a ...

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