1856-1880By May of 1854 the air was already electrified by the sizzling-hot debate of pro-slavery versus anti-slavery when Congress passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Now, the western territory was open and available, and whoever settled Kansas first would determine its status as a free or slave state. A new frenzied wave of migration began. City of Kansas residents were acutely affected. Missouri was a slave state and most residents held a pro-South bias.
|Placed By||National Park Service and Kansas City Area Historic Trails Association|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, August 21st, 2015 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 363027 N 4330450|
|Decimal Degrees||39.11245000, -94.58428333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 6.747', W 94° 35.057'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 6' 44.82" N, 94° 35' 3.42" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||816, 913|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Riverfront Heritage Trail, Kansas City MO 64106, US|
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