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Shawnee County Historical Society

The Shawnee County Historical Society formed in 1946. It's founders recognized the need to preserve the facts and legends of the early days of our county up to more recent times.  

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John and Mary Jane Ritchie

July 5, 2017 cjonline - by Tim Hrenchir, the History Guy

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Territorial Kansas History

On May 30, 1854, President Franklin Pierce signed the Nebraska Bill (Kansas-Nebraska Act) into law, creating two new territories for western expansion; Kansas and Nebraska.



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The Historic Ritchie House 

 and Cox Communications Heritage Education Center

Shawnee County Historical Society

 1116 and 1118 SE Madison Ave

P.O. Box 2201  Topeka, Kansas 66601  

785 234-6097

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