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Kansas Heritage - Spring 2004

(Volume 12, Number 1)

Kansas Heritage, Spring 2004

Willing to Die for Freedom

By Rebecca Martin

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The opening of Kansas Territory in 1854 ignited a passionate battle between proslavery and free-state forces-a conflict that would find resolution only after years of struggle in our nation's Civil War.




"Territorial Times"

Follow the chronology of events from the signing of the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854 through the skirmishes, settlements, and political upheaval that resulted in Kansas entering the Union as a free state in 1861.

The Heritage Explorer

Landmarks bear witness to a turbulent era.

History in the Making

Reenactors offer a front-row seat in the territory.

Past Snaps

"Brave New World"

About Faces

Voices from Kansas Territory

"Place Yourself in Kansas Territory"

Celebrating the Sesquicentennial

Presenting the Past

Upcoming historical events

Lasting Impressions

A daguerreotype of one of the first free-state batteries in Kansas, 1856.

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