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A photograph of Chester Thomas, Sr., who came to Kansas in the 1850s. He was mail agent for the western territories, and while serving in that capacity, he was able to solicit support for making Topeka the state capitol. His influence and politicking helped line up ballots which made Topeka the permanent seat of Kansas government.

Date: Between 1870 and 1879

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Item Number: 221498
Call Number: B Thomas, Chester *2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 221498

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