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Lewis and Clark in Kansas, June 26-July 9, 1804Kansas State Capitol, Topeka, constructed 1866-1903Buffalo Soldiers served in the Ninth and 10th cavalries and operated from several Kansas forts



George Washington Carver

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Events in Kansas History

When delegates met to draft the final version of the state constitution, they also recommended the state's shape. The eastern, southern, and northern borders are the same as they had been during territorial times. The western border extended as far as the Continental Divide.

Kansas Territory borders

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