Timeline of Topeka, Kansas

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The following is a timeline of the history of Topeka, Kansas, USA.

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19th century

310pxConstitution Hall in 2012 - Constitution Hall, in Topeka, Kansas, is a significant building in the history of Kansas Territory and the state of Kansas. The two-story native stone building, with basement, was begun by Loring and John Farnsworth in the spring of 1855. By summer, the Topeka Town Association had agreed to complete the building in exchange for holding the Topeka Constitutional Convention there in the fall. From October 23 to November 11, 1855, the Topeka Constitutional Convention met in the building and produced the antislavery Topeka Constitution. Constitution Hall-Topeka, 429 S. Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS.jpg
310pxConstitution Hall in 2012 - Constitution Hall, in Topeka, Kansas, is a significant building in the history of Kansas Territory and the state of Kansas. The two-story native stone building, with basement, was begun by Loring and John Farnsworth in the spring of 1855. By summer, the Topeka Town Association had agreed to complete the building in exchange for holding the Topeka Constitutional Convention there in the fall. From October 23 to November 11, 1855, the Topeka Constitutional Convention met in the building and produced the antislavery Topeka Constitution.
Topeka in 1856. Constitution Hall is on the left. Constitution Hall, Topeka, Kansas, about 1855.jpg
Topeka in 1856. Constitution Hall is on the left.
Class of 1900 in front of Rice Hall - Washburn University (WU) is a public university in Topeka, Kansas, United States. It offers undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as professional programs in law and business. Washburn has 550 faculty members, who teach more than 6,100 undergraduate students and nearly 800 graduate students. The university's assets include a $158 million endowment. Washburn (Topeka, Kansas) Class of 1900, Rice Hall.jpg
Class of 1900 in front of Rice Hall - Washburn University (WU) is a public university in Topeka, Kansas, United States. It offers undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as professional programs in law and business. Washburn has 550 faculty members, who teach more than 6,100 undergraduate students and nearly 800 graduate students. The university's assets include a $158 million endowment.

20th century

Entrance gate at the Topeka Zoo; originally known as The Gage Park Zoo Gage Park Zoo Topeka-KS(2463602266).jpg
Entrance gate at the Topeka Zoo; originally known as The Gage Park Zoo

21st century

2000s

2010s

See also

other cities in Kansas

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References

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