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Solomon Miller

A photograph of Solomon Miller, who was born in Lafayette, Indiana, in 1831 and raised in Prable County, Ohio. Solomon Miller came to Kansas Territory and founded the Kansas Chief newspaper at White Cloud in 1857. In 1872 Miller moved the Chief to Troy, Kansas. Miller served in both the Kansas House and Senate. He lived and worked in Troy until his death in 1897.

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Topeka statehouse press corps with Governor Mike Hayden

This is a photograph showing Governor Mike Hayden with members of the statehouse press corps. The photograph was taken when Governor Hayden was leaving office.

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James Redpath

James Redpath came to Kansas Territory as a reporter for the "New York Tribune," but he soon became a participant in the free state cause. He was involved with abolitionist John Brown and wrote a biography of Brown ("The Public Life of Capt. John Brown, by James Redpath, with an Auto-Biography of His Childhood and Youth by John") that was published in 1860. Redpath reported on the free state movement in Topeka, Kansas Territory.

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George Washington Brown to Eli Thayer

Brown, George W. (George Washington), 1820-1915

George Washington Brown, editor of the Herald of Freedom newspaper, was one of seven free state leaders arrested on May 14, 1856 on charges of high treason and held prisoner by federal troops near Lecompton. G. W. Brown described the sack of Lawrence and the destruction of his printing press, commented upon the harshness of his prison conditions, and asked Eli Thayer to do anything in his power to help secure his release.

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Arthur Capper

An informal portrait of Kansas Governor Arthur Capper, 1865-1951, signing the "Bone Dry Law" passed by the Kansas Legislature. The law prohibited possession of liquor within the state and ended direct shipments of liquor to Kansas from out-of-state vendors. Capper, a native of Garnett, Kansas, served Kansas as Governor from 1915 to 1919, and as a U. S. Senator from 1919 to 1949.

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Topeka statehouse press corps with Governor Robert Bennett

This is a photograph showing Governor Robert Bennett posed with members of the statehouse press corps. The photograph was taken when Governor Robert Bennett was leaving office.

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Arthur Capper

This is a portrait of Arthur Capper, 1865-1951, as a young man. Capper, a native of Garnett, Kansas, served Kansas as Governor, 1915-1919, and as U. S. Senator, 1919-1949.

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Richard Josiah Hinton

A pencil drawing of Richard Josiah Hinton, 1830-1901. Hinton a New York journalist and an anti-slavery advocate moved to the Kansas territory in June of 1856 to battle against the expansion of slavery in the new territory. Shortly after his arrival in Lawrence, KS, Hinton soon advocated against slavery by writing to Eastern newspapers about the turbulent affairs in the Kansas territory. The numerous newspaper articles penned by Hinton reflected the individuals' views and opinions of a free-state without the institution of slavery. By the early part of 1862, Hinton was recruiting volunteers for the First Kansas Colored Infantry Regiment, and was appointed the rank of first lieutenant to the Regiment. He continued to move up in the military ranks with the promotion to captain of Company B, Second Kansas Colored on October 21, 1863. In November of 1856, Hinton mustered out of military service having reached the brevet rank of colonel. He finished the war serving as acting inspector general of the Freedman's Bureau as well as being sent to the South for secret service work ordered by President Abraham Lincoln. Following the war Hinton contributed articles to many different magazines and wrote several books, including John Brown and His Men: With Some Account of the Roads They Traveled to Reach Harpers Ferry (1894), an admiring biography of Hinton's old leader and hero. He, also, held several politically appointed positions within the federal government (i.e., United States commissioner of emigration in Europe in 1867; inspector of U.S. consulates in Europe; special agent to President Ulysses S. Grant to Vienna in 1873; special agent to the Departments of Treasury and State on the frontier and in Mexico in 1883; irrigation engineer to the U.S. Geological Survey from 1889-1890; and special agent in charge of the Department of Agriculture from 1890 to 1892.) While on business in London, England, Hinton died suddenly on December 20, 1901.

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James Redpath

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Portrait of James Redpath, who came to Kansas Territory as a reporter for the New York Tribune, but he soon became a participant in the free state cause. He was involved with John Brown and wrote a biography on him that was published in 1860. He reported on the free state movement in Topeka.

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William Hutchinson

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A portrait of William Hutchinson, a journalist and correspondent for the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, St. Louis Democrat and Washington Republic, he covered events in Kansas from 1855 through the early 1860s. He settled in Lawrence, Kansas Territory. Hutchinson served as secretary of the Kansas Central Committee and assisted with efforts to send emigrant parties and relief to Kansas Territory. He was first identified with the abolition or free-soil party, until the Republican party organized. Hutchinson was a member of the Wyandotte Constitution Convention and was an early and persistent advocate of temperance and other reforms.

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