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Kansas Historical Quarterly - Kansas Territory Map

Kansas Territory and Its Boundary Question: 'Big Kansas' or 'Little Kansas'

Kansas As She Might Have Been

Spring 1967

Map of the proposed borders of Kansas

Had the territorial boundaries prevailed, the state of Kansas would look something like this today. No Kansan would need to go to Colorado to see the mountains, for Pike's Peak and a slice of the eastern slope were ours from 1854 -- until Kansas became a state in 1861! This boundary, showing Kansas as it might have been, has been superimposed over a 1956 National Geographic map.