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Amelia Earhart by Peter FeltonSecond Level

Amelia Earhart by Peter "Fritz" Felten, second floor rotunda, northeast corner

Amelia Earhart (1897-1937) from Atchison, impressed the nation with her flying abilities. She was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and the first woman to receive the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross.

"Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others."

—Amelia Earhart, 1937



This time capsule is located below the Earhart statue.

Bicentennial of the United States Constitution

Time capsule herein contains materials relating to Kansas Celebration of the Observance of the nation's 200th anniversary or our constitution to remain sealed until September 17, 2087.

Frank G. Theis, chairman, Kansas Bicentennial Commission

Mike Hayden, governor

Northeast time capsule