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Lt. 19th C. I.M. Yost Milling Advertising Paper Weight, Hays City, Kansas

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This is a rare Lt. 19th C. I.M. Yost Milling Advertising Paper Weight from Hays City Kansas. 

I. M. Yost, or "Ike", was a miller and frontier industrialist who led the development of flour milling in the settlement of Hays City, Kansas. 
Even though he was the leading miller in Hays for decades, he was particularly remembered there for co-founding the short-lived 
United States Portland Cement Company and the associated townsite of Yocemento.

 At the Centennial Exposition of 1876, William Cody (Buffalo Bill)

persuaded Yost to 
move to the then vacated Rome townsite and build a dam and flour mill there. 
Although the dam was soon destroyed and the mill burned, Yost persevered, rebuilding in neighboring Hays City, 
and rebuilding again each time after 2 more fires. By 1910, he operated several mills in the railroad towns ranging 
of a distance of about 94 miles from Wilson to Hays to Collyer.

In later years, Yost made his home with a son, Ed, in California, passing away at the age of 96.

Approx. Dimensions:

Length: 4 1/4”
Width: 2 7/8”
Height: 1” 

Condition: In good age-related condition. See photos for complete condition. 

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