Lecompton Territorial Days celebrate town history

A northeast Kansas town is celebrating its place in state history this weekend with the annual Lecompton Territorial Days, including a display of maps dating to the mid-1800s. Events began this evening in Lecompton, located on the Kansas River between Topeka and Lawrence.

The town was the site of the territorial capital before statehood and focus of debate whether Kansas would be a free or slave state when admitted to the union. Other events include a Saturday parade, demonstrations of pioneer life, games, music and food.

 

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