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Play Ball Invitation

Description: A printed invitation, with blank spaces handwritten, addressed to Mr. John Sprague of Aline requesting he 'Play Ball' (baseball) on Aug. 25, 1898 at 'Suray Picnic,' signed by the team Captain Russell, Kansas team.
Date: August 25, 1898
Partner: Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

Grand Ball Invitation

Description: A 'Grand Ball' printed invitation (presumedly to John Eugene Sprague) of Aline, inviting him and "ladies" to the Russell Orchestra First Annual Ball, Wed. evening, Dec. 28, 1892 at the Opera House, Russell, Kansas. Mr. Sprague played baseball for Russell, Kansas during the summers after the opening of the Cherokee Strip.
Date: October 28, 1892
Partner: Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
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