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Kansas State Capitol - Online tour - William Allen White

William Allen White by Peter FeltonSecond Level

William Allen White by Peter "Fritz" Felten, second floor rotunda, southwest corner

William Allen White (1868-1944) was known as the “Sage of Emporia.” White was a newspaper publisher and received Pulitzer Prizes in 1923 and 1947.

"When anything is going to happen in this country, it happens first in Kansas."

—William Allen White, Emporia, 1922




This time capsule is located below the White statue.

Kansas Centennial

1861 - 1961

Time capsule herein contains official mementos of Kansas' 1961 celebration of 100 years of statehood to remain sealed until 2061, honoring second 100 years of state progress.

Maurice E. Fager, chairman, Centennial Commission

John Anderson, Jr., governor

Southwest time capsule