"At a point six miles above the mouth of the Kansas river, on Wyandotte Indian land, they found a fine natural rock ledge where the river ran along the bank six to twelve feet deep, making a convenient landing. Plenty of wood and rock were at hand for building purposes and fertile land was adjacent"
Alan Farley on the founding of Quindaro
QUINDARO RUINS PROJECT FOUNDATION
Quindaro Townsite was a abolitionist settlement founded in 1856 by those wanting to make Kansas a free state. Over time, the town became a port that had the underground railroad run threw it, and eventually grew into the first historically black college west of the Mississippi. This foundation aims to educate the community about the town of Quindaro, its history, and its People. We strive to bring together those who are interested in the preservation and development of this historic treasure.