Near Paxico in Wabaunsee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Free Staters eventually won out and Kansas became a state January 29, 1861, with Topeka the capital. The Statehouse, started in 1866, was completed in 1903. Topeka is known throughout the world for the contribution of its Menninger Foundation to mental health. South of the city the Topeka Army Air Field (later Forbes Air Force Base) was a processing center in World War II for B-17, B-24 and B-29 aircraft and crews. From a few miles west of Topeka to Lawrence, I-70 generally follows a main route of the Oregon-California trail, traveled from the late 1830”s to 1860 by thousands of emigrants, in hundreds of wagon trains.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kansas Historical Society marker series.
Location. 39° 3.549′ N, 96° 7.229′ W. Marker is near Paxico, Kansas, in Wabaunsee County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 70 at milepost 337. Touch for map. Marker is in the east bound rest area. Marker is in this post office area: Paxico KS 66526, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bluestem in the Flint Hills / Beecher Bibles ( about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial ( approx. 9 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (American Legion Post) ( approx. 9.6 miles away); Brandt Hotel ( approx. 9.6 miles away); Limerick Building ( approx. 9.6 miles away); St. Marys ( approx. 9.6 miles away); Mueller Block ( approx. 9.6 miles away); Commercial National Bank Block ( approx. 9.6 miles away).
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