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Pioneer Women Monument.

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

SW 10th Ave., Topeka, KS
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.
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