Text Banner in 3 slices: In 1877, a town rose from the Kansas prairie. At first glance, the prairie seems all sky and flowing grasses. Take a closer look to uncover one of our Nation's proudest tales of freedom and self-determination...The story of Nicodemus.

Visit Other Park Service sites celebrating Black History MonthEscaping Fear and Oppression
See What is left of Nicodemus today by exploring some of the historic structures at the park.The Promise of the West
A Dream Fades: The flourishing town of Nicodemus fades. Why?Why Kansas?
Building A Commmunity: The flowering of Nicodemus"Wake Nicodemus": The beginings of something new
"That's Nicodemus!" Some settlers could not believe their eyes.

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