Contemplate the territorial and national conflict over slavery at the first meeting place of the “bogus” legislature.


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692 Huebner Road
Fort Riley, KS 66442
Phone: 785-784-5535

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National Register of Historic Places

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For four days in 1855 Governor Andrew Reeder and the territorial legislature met here. Their actions here would help lead to the Civil War. Away from the influence of proslavery influence of Missouri the legislature planned to choose a permanent seat of government, create a constitution, and decide if Kansas would be a free or slave state. Discover the stories of territorial Kansas here alongside the beauty of the Kaw River nature trail. Operated with Partners of First Territorial Capitol.

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