KANSAS 150: Fort Scott had key role in statehood

Kansas statehood and the Civil War were intertwined, and a lot of the issues were played out in Kansas, according to Galen Ewing, park ranger at the Fort Scott National Historic Site.

The fort was established and garrisoned by the U.S. Army from 1842 to 1853 to assist in protecting the Permanent Indian Frontier. It was abandoned by the army in 1853, but the violent “Bleeding Kansas” period brought the soldiers back.

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