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Top left: "44 caliber, A Navy six-shooter, Robt. McNowu's. 1855. K. T."
Top right: "Our first log cabin, Indianola, K. T. June 1855. [marks unclear] S. J. Reader."
Across the bottom: "1855 K. T. view looking north-west; 'HOME, SWEET HOME.' Loring Post Office, Soldier Creek, Kansas Territory, ((This cabin was pulled down Jan. 27, 1880 See Vol. 9, p. 866))"