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The following is a timeline of the history of Topeka, Kansas, USA.

19th century

  • 1854 - Topeka Association organized.
  • 1855
  • 1856
    • Free-state government installed in Topeka, March 1856.
  • 1857
    • Topeka incorporated.
    • State Library of Kansas established.
  • 1859 - Kansas State Record newspaper begins publication.
  • 1860
  • 1861
    • Topeka designated state capitol.
    • Kansas legislature convenes.
    • Episcopal Female Seminary of Topeka chartered.
  • 1863 - Kansas Farmer begins publication.
  • 1864
    • Topeka threatened during Price's Raid.
    • Fort Simple built in the fall in to defend against Confederate troops during Price's Raid.
  • 1865
    • Lincoln College founded.
    • Harrison School built.
    • Union Pacific railway begins operating in Eugene.
  • 1867 - Fort Simple torn down in April.
  • 1868 - Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad construction begins.
  • 1872 - Topeka State Hospital opens.
  • 1873 - Kansas Academy of Science incorporated.
  • 1875 - Kansas Historical Society founded.
  • 1878 - Topeka Harvey House opens.
  • 1879 - Daily Capital newspaper begins publication.
  • 1883 - Public Library building constructed.
  • 1887
    • Governor's Mansion built.
    • Topeka Golden Giants baseball team formed.
  • 1890 - Population: 31,007.
  • 1894 - Christ's Hospital established.
  • 1895 - Topeka Industrial and Educational Institute and Stormont Hospital and Training School established.
  • 1897 - Topeka Tent and Awning Company established.
  • 1899 - Gage Park established.

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