Topeka is the inspiring capital of Kansas. Kansas is in the Central part of the United States and Topeka is on the Kansas River. It is in northeast Kansas.
Kansa-Osage Native Americans lived in the area and Topeka is from their language. The area was controlled by the French or Spanish before it was bought from France by the U.S. as part of the Louisiana Purchase. Topeka was officially founded in 1854 and incorporated in 1857. Kansas was then admitted to the Union in 1861 and Topeka was chosen as its capital.
Topeka has between a humid continental and a humid subtropical climate. Summers are hot and sometimes humid. Winters are cool to cold and fairly dry. Spring and summers are fairly rainy and fall and winter are fairly dry.
Government workers make up most of Topeka’s employment. Education, health, and social services make up a large section of the working population. The retail trade makes up just over a tenth of the working population. Various other industries employ residents as well.
Religion of different faiths make up a significant part of Topeka’s culture. Attractions include the Brown vs. Board of Education National Historic Site, Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, the Air Combat Museum, and the Topeka Zoo. Sports and food are part of the culture of Topeka as well.
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