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Visit Lecompton

June 20, 2003

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To the editor:

Recently, former Kansas Congressman Dr. Bill Roy of Topeka, in a newspaper column, had the following comments to make about historic Lecompton in comparing it to Arrow Rock in Missouri:

"Arrow Rock does not have nearly the history of Lecompton, site of the slavers' capital in early Kansas. Nor is the site any prettier. Lecompton is a worthwhile stop now, but with some further state commitment and some private entrepreneurs it could outdistance Cabela's as the number two tourist site in our state."

We certainly agree with Dr. Roy as during the past two years Lecompton has been visited by visitors from all 50 states and 20 foreign countries.

Territorial Days will be held June 27-29 with the pre-Civil War Battle of Fort Titus re-enactment at 1: 30 p.m. June 28 and June 29. This is an opportunity to experience the rich history of Lecompton and the political birthplace of the Civil War.

Paul Bahnmaier,

Lecompton

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