This ladder back chair was given to Andrew Jackson Markins and Athalia Ann Vance as a wedding gift. They married March 4, 1883 in Missouri. Later, in September 1883, the newlyweds moved to Dakota Territory and homesteaded in Pearl Township, McCook County. The chair, made by the bride’s father, accompanied the couple in their travels, making its way to their new home. It is a small chair, measuring 34” X 18 ¾” X 14¾”.
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