Sunday, 28 July 2013

Topeka Kansas

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Topeka is located on the territory of Kansas. Topeka is the capital of Kansas and the county administrative center of Shawnee. It is located in the central part of the county and Shawn is situated along the Kansas River. The population is 127, 473 people. Three U.S. Navy ships were named after the town.

Topeka is the name that in the language of the Kansa Indians meant "to dig good potatoes". In 1826 was marked the name of the city. In 1885 the town founders chose the name Topeka, because it sounds good and it was the original Indian name.

Joseph James, in whose veins flowed Indian blood, was the first to suggest the name Topeka. The town was founded in 1854. Its founders were men who despised slavery. Topeka in 1857 was recognized as a city.

In the forties of the nineteenth century, three sisters, who were of mixed marriage of Englishman and Indian, founded and served a ferry for everyone to cross the river Kansas.

The sisters were married to three Canadians who were brothers. The ferry was established exactly where today the city of Topeka is. At that time there was still no structures except the ferry, but around it and gradually began to emerge small bungalows.

In the fifties of the eighteenth century, Oregon once passed through Topeka on the way to the newly built Fort Riley. In 1854 nine men founded the Association for the creation of Topeka city. At that time in Topeka many boats stopped, while carrying goods on the river- mainly food such as potatoes, wheat, corn, meat and flour.

In the sixties of the nineteenth century, Topeka became the trading post, where sold and traded were very important to the Victorian era goods. In 1861 Kansas was annexed to the Union as the thirty-fourth state. Topeka was selected as state Capital.

In 1862 local resident donated land for the construction of the state Capitol building on the territory of Topeka. In 1866 began the construction of the Capitol in Topeka. Construction of the building took thirty-seven years.

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