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Topeka in Shawnee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Governor's Plaque

 
 
The Governor's Plaque Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 29, 2011
1. The Governor's Plaque Marker
Inscription.  
This life-sized sculpture depicted the 22-foot Kansas Capitol dome sculpture "Ad Astra" is a gift to the people of Kansas from the Honorable Bill Graves, forty-third governor of Kansas.

It is presented as a proud symbol of our state's heritage, to commemorate the completion of the Kansas Capitol Plaza area, and as a visual reminder to Kansans of our state's motto: Ad Astra Per Aspera - To the Stars Through Difficulties.

Dedicated on November 4, 2002, 136 years after the cornerstone of the Kansas Capitol building was placed 1866.
 
Erected by William H. Graves Family.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1622.
 
Location. 39° 2.863′ N, 95° 40.751′ W. Marker is in Topeka, Kansas, in Shawnee County. Marker is on the west grounds of the state Capitol, near SW Harrison Street and about 300 feet west of the SW entrance to the Capitol. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 SW 10th Avenue, Topeka KS 66612, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Capitol Building (here, next to this marker); Kansas History
The Governor's Plaque Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 29, 2011
2. The Governor's Plaque Marker
Kansas Capitol steps in background
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(here, next to this marker); Kansas Children (here, next to this marker); The Kansa Tribe (here, next to this marker); Ad Astra Dedication Ceremony (here, next to this marker); Pioneer Women of Kansas (a few steps from this marker); Governor Landon's Acceptance (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Curtis (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Topeka.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 382 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Jul. 4, 2022