This 1855 handbill invites voter discussion on the Topeka Constitution.  Courtesy The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

 

Clockwise from upper left; Topeka Constitutional Convention president James Lane, the Free State Territorial governor Charles Robinson, the Constitution Hall developer for the town association Cyrus K. Holliday, and Loring Farnsworth, building owner and Topeka's first mayor.

The historical tablet represented at left was placed in front of Constitution Hall in 1903.

 

Constitution Hall, by mid-19th century artist Henry Worrall, depicts the figure of "Lady Liberty" under attack by forces opposed to Free State  actions.

Courtesy Kansas Historical Society

 
Constitution Hall in 1856

Topeka, Kansas Territory
 
 

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