Bleeding Kansas

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Bleeding Kansas

Remnants of state’s violent origin beckon visitors
Territorial legislators – first pro-slavery and briefly anti-slavery – met at Constitution Hall in Lecompton, Kan., where school children are seen arriving for a tour.
The plaque outside the historic Eldridge Hotel in Lawrence, Kan.
Territorial legislators – first pro-slavery and briefly anti-slavery – met at Constitution Hall in Lecompton, Kan., where school children are seen arriving for a tour.
A historic plaque marks the entrance of the Eldridge Hotel in Lawrence, Kan. The hotel was burned down during William Quantrill’s raid of pro-slavery forces in 1863.

Bleeding Kansas

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Territorial legislators – first pro-slavery and briefly anti-slavery – met at Constitution Hall in Lecompton, Kan., where school children are seen arriving for a tour.
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The plaque outside the historic Eldridge Hotel in Lawrence, Kan.
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Territorial legislators – first pro-slavery and briefly anti-slavery – met at Constitution Hall in Lecompton, Kan., where school children are seen arriving for a tour.
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A historic plaque marks the entrance of the Eldridge Hotel in Lawrence, Kan. The hotel was burned down during William Quantrill’s raid of pro-slavery forces in 1863.
If you go

Kansas Museum Of History: 6425 SW Sixth Ave., Topeka; www.kshs.org or 785-272-8681.
Lecompton Constitution Hall: 319 Elmore St., Lecompton, http://bit.ly/fgtf5n or 785-887-6520.
John Steuart Curry Mural: 300 SW 10th St., Topeka; http://bit.ly/ewmn84 or 785-296-3966.
John Brown Memorial Park & Museum: 10th and Main, Osawatomie; http://bit.ly/go46d0 or 913-755-4384.
Battle Of Black Jack Battlefield: Three miles east of Baldwin City; www.blackjack battlefield.org/ or 785-883-2106.
Fort Scott: www.nps.gov/fosc/index.htm
The Eldridge Hotel: 701 Massachusetts Ave., Lawrence; www.eldridgehotel.com/ or 800-527-0909. Rates begin at $135-$159. Hotel was built on site of hotels destroyed in 1856 and 1863. History of the Sack of Lawrence, www.ushistory.org/us/31c.asp

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