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Historic Kansas Flour Sack Back In Belgium

Associated Press - November 14, 2014 6:58 am

During World War I, Kansas sent flour to Belgium in cotton sacks to help the relief efforts during the war.

Belgium women embroidered the sacks and sent them back to Kansas as a thank you gift.

Now 100 years later, one of those embroidered flour sacks is returning to Belgium for an exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of the war.

The Kansas Historical Society said Thursday an embroidered sack from its collection is now on display at the Het Stadsmus in Hasselt, Belgium, for an exhibit open through August 31.

Hasselt is the town that originally received the sack, filled a century ago with flour from Kansas.

This time, Kansas is sending it back without the flour.

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