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Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great Civil War, testing whether that nation,…
Shawnee County Courthouse1895 - 1965 "We are made wise not bythe recollections of our pastbut by the responsibilityfor our future."George Bernard Shaw Dedicated September 11, 2004[Imprint of the former courthouse]
Next 8 Miles Under 1956 Federal-Aid Highway ActNovember 14, 1956
This corner stonepreserved byP-T-A. & Past PatronsofSumner SchoolErected 1901 - Replaced 1936Board of Education[List of names]————————This tree in memoryofMose J. WhitsonTeacher - Principal1937 - 194…
Anthony A. Ward bought land from Indians - 1854. Site of first sermon preached in Topeka, December 29, 1854.——————————Entered on theNational Registerof Historic PlacesNovember 12, 1975
Anthony Ward constructed this home between 1870 and 1874. Two sides are built of handsome brick and two of native limestone. The house was remodeled between 1900 and 1905 after it was occupied by the Ward's daughter, Jennie Ward Meade and her fami…
Dedicated to David PuffFounder and first presidentof theTopeka Area Water Garden SocietyDavid helped establish and maintainthis water garden
This log building depicts a small blacksmith shop in the 1800's. A blacksmith created tools, railings, fences, horseshoes, weapons and cooking utensils and was an important and necessary part of pioneer life. Anthony Ward was a wheelwright and bla…
The heritage of this church began as the Mount Zion Methodist Episcopal congregation organized in 1861 with meetings being held in the home of Thomas and Catherine Price in Brown County near the town of Everest. Following the Civil War there was r…
This Barber Shop represents a small town Kansas Barber Shop at the turn-of-the-century. The Barber Shop was not only a place to get a haircut, but a shave and bath as well. The Barber Shop was a popular gathering place for men waiting for their tu…