Pioneer Women of Kansas

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Topeka, Kansas

Sculpted by city resident Robert Merrill Gage, unveiled on Mother's Day 1937, this pioneer woman -- the artistic embodiment of all Kansas pioneer women, according to the statue's inscription -- seems too well-fed to be a pioneer woman. The Kansas Pioneer Women's Association spent ten years saving money to pay for it. The mom sits, a dog by one foot, a pre-teen son by the other, a baby cradled in her arm, and a big rifle resting across her lap.

Pioneer Women of Kansas

Address:
SW 10th Ave., Topeka, KS
Directions:
Downtown, on the southwest corner of the grounds of the State Capitol. Just north of SW 10th Ave. and just east of SW Harrison St.
Admission:
Free
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