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Wyandotte County, Kansas

1844
2012

 

 

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The Story of Kansas City, Kansas

"Provisional Government"

One way for a group to settle a problem is to get together and talk it over.  That is what the people from Wyandot and Leavenworth did.  They held a meeting in October, 1852, and voted to send Abelard Guthrie to Washington where Congress was in session.  Mr. Guthrie would tell Congress how much the people out here wanted to be a territory of the United.

But the men in Congress would not listen to Guthrie's request.  "There's no state or territory out there," the leaders told him.  "How could a delegate possibly be elected to come to Congress?"

Mr. Guthrie was sorry to carry home the news that his mission had failed.  The people, however, did not give up.  They met again the next year {Annotation:   July 26, 1853].  This time they wrote a constitution and elected William Walker governor.

William Walker Obituary

Quindaro Nancy Brown Guthrie (wife of Abelard Guthrie and woman who Quindaro, Kansas was named after)

Quindaro Chindowan Newspaper

Quindaro Elementary School History

Kansas Becomes a Territory

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