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Fun Facts from the 1920s

The average annual income was $1,200. The speed limit in town was 12 mph and 40 mph on the highway. >> more fun facts

The 1920s Timeline

So what was life like in Shawnee in the 1920s? Learn more about the years before the Great Depression in Shawnee and around the country.

History of the Shawnee, Kansas

The area now comprising Shawnee, Kansas is rich with history and examples of characteristic American Midwestern life. Its heritage reaches back into the prehistoric era of the Osage native people and before. Its immediate origin springs from its location as the political and religious center of the Shawnee Indians. >> more information

History at Your Fingertips

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