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Settling the Kansas Territory: Kansas Day Celebration (Shared Stories of the Civil War)

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January 29, 2014, 7:00 PM CT

In 1854, the Kansas Territory was opened for settlement. The area along the Missouri border attracted many settlers, some with political motivations and others motivated by opportunity. Each experience was unique, yet all who arrived suffered hardships from trying to make a living on the western frontier.

The Settling the Kansas Territory reader's theater script was created using excerpts from historical letters and diaries. Following the reading, participants will have the opportunity to discuss what it took to move west to the frontier

Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
1515 SW 10th Ave
Topeka, KS 66604-1304
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Sponsored by: Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library

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