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The Barn at Shaft House
Kansas Troubles Quilt

In 1857, William C and Jane Shaft and their nine children traveled by covered wagon from Michigan to Kansas Territory to build a new life. Margie recently completed the queen-sized Kansas Troubles Quilt, with elements symbolizing the travels and travails of the Shaft family's settlement in Chase County, Kansas. Hover over the elements in the quilt to see the family connections.

Kansas Troubles
The Shafts' early life on the Kansas prairie included drought, floods, fire, and locusts. Kansas Troubles
The Shafts' early life on the prairie included draught, floods,

 

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