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This postcard shows the first territorial capitol in Pawnee, Kansas territory, before restoration. The community of Pawnee was adjacent to the Fort Riley military reservation and was experiencing a building boom in the mid 1800s. Territorial Governor Andrew H. Reeder had announced that the territorial legislature would meet there July 2, 1855, and the town was poised to become the territorial capitol. Since most of the legislators meeting in Pawnee were from the border towns with interests in Missouri, they wanted the administrative center located in the eastern part of the territory where their strengths lay. After overruling a veto by the governor, both houses of the territorial legislature voted to adjourn in Pawnee and meet July 16 at Shawnee Mission.

Date: 1910

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Item Number: 457888
Call Number: FK2.R5 P.79 *76
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 457888

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