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Johnson County Museum adds piece of history to temporary exhibit

Posted at 6:14 PM, Feb 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 19:14:37-05

JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. — The Johnson County Museum has added a new piece of history to its collection.

The museum recently received an identification disc from World War I. A man in France found the disc on a farm field. The disc reads: Frank L Hagaman.

The disc is similar to a dog tag, although they weren't called dog tags until World War II.

Hagaman survived WWI and went on to become a legislator in Johnson County in the 1930s. He eventually served as Kansas governor for a short time.

The Johnson County Museum already has a collection of pictures, documents and objects relating to Hagaman. The man who found the disc decided to donate it to the museum.

You can see it in the museum's "Turbulent Twenties" exhibit. It will be on display through May 11, 2019.