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First Territorial Capitol State Historic Site, Fort RileyFirst Territorial Capitol State Historic Site, Fort RileyFirst Territorial Capitol State Historic Site, Fort Riley

First Territorial Capitol

For four days in 1855 Governor Andrew Reeder and the territorial legislature met here. Their actions here would help lead to the Civil War. Away from the influence of proslavery influence of Missouri the legislature planned to choose a permanent seat of government, create a constitution, and decide if Kansas would be a free or slave state. Discover the stories of territorial Kansas here alongside the beauty of the Kaw River nature trail. Operated with Partners of First Territorial Capitol.

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