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Emporia--home Of William Allen White

Kansas State Historical Marker
Lyon County
      When native-born William Allen White entered college at Emporia in 1884, the city, incorporated in 1857, already was called the Athens of Kansas because of its two higher schools. The State Normal, now Kansas State Teachers College [Emporia State University] was established in 1863, and the College of Emporia, where White enrolled, was founded in 1882.

    I-35 (Kansas Turnpike), Lyon County
    Milepost 132, Emporia service area