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Kansas Historical Marker

Capital Of Kansas

Kansas State Historical Marker
Shawnee County
      Topeka was founded in 1854 at the site of Papan's Ferry where a branch of the Oregon Trail crossed the Kansas river as early as 1842. Anti-slavery leaders formed the Topeka Constitution - 1855, in the first attempt to organize a state government.

    US-75, Shawnee County
    Roadside turnout, 37th Street and South Topeka Avenue in Topeka