National Geographic : 1937 Aug
© National Geographic Society AT TOPEKA A CROWDED CAPITOL HOUSES NUMEROUS OFFICIAL ACTIVITIES OF HARD-WORKING KANSAS During pioneer political storms the capital moved from Lecompton to Lawrence, then back again. Now-vanished Minneola, in Franklin County, once barely missed the honor; buildings were erected where today are fields. Finlay Photographs by Richard H.Stewart "MADONNA OF THE TRAIL"-A PIONEER MOTHER WITH RIFLE IN ONE HAND AND BABY IN THE OTHER This monument to thewomen of covered-wagon times was erected at Council Grove by Daughters ofthe American Revolution. Under the oaks of this town on the Santa Fe Trail whites and Indians held powwow.