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Fort Riley in Geary County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

First Capitol of Kansas

 
 
First Capitol of Kansas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 30, 2010
1. First Capitol of Kansas Marker
Inscription. The first Kansas Territorial Legislature met in this building, July 2-6, 1855.

Admittance Free
 
Erected 1953 by Kansas State Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kansas Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 39° 5.104′ N, 96° 45.774′ W. Marker is in Fort Riley, Kansas, in Geary County. Marker is on Huebner Road east of 10th Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Riley KS 66442, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named First Capitol of Kansas (within shouting distance of this marker); Locomotive "6072" (approx. mile away); Fort Riley (approx. 1.1 miles away); Tuttle Park (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sturgis Stadium (approx. 1.6 miles away); To the Memory of the Gallant Dead 26th Cavalry (approx. 1.8 miles away); Global War on Terrorism Monument (approx. 1.8 miles away); In Memory of Civil War Horses and Mules (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Riley.
 
First Capitol of Kansas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 30, 2010
2. First Capitol of Kansas Marker
First Capitol of Kansas image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 30, 2010
3. First Capitol of Kansas
The Union Pacific tracks (an active line) run in front of the building.
First Capitol of Kansas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 30, 2010
4. First Capitol of Kansas Marker
<i>First Kansas Capitol, Fort Riley, Kansas. </i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by the Ekstrand Drug and Book Co., Post Card Importers, circa 1908
5. First Kansas Capitol, Fort Riley, Kansas.
Prior to restoration. Above the door is a historical marker that reads: Town of Pawnee
THIS BUILDING, FIRST CAPITOL
TERRITORY OF KANSAS
First Legislature met here
-July 2, 1855-
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 586 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   5. submitted on . • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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