Local folk-lore speaks of an albino lady who used to live near the cemetery and who would walk the area mostly at night due to her sensitive skin and being considered an outcast, which naturally tended to scare the locals, especially the children on their walks to school, due to her pale skin and pink eyes which are albino traits that many people are not accustomed to.
Oddly some stories of the Rochester Cemetery albino lady date further back and so there is some speculation there may have been others or another albino person in the area.
There are many many stories about the antics of the albino lady ranging from pretty innocent such as just walking her dog in the area, to peeking into the car of young lovers making out in the cemetery at night, to her being violent, harming others and even stories of others harming her or burying her alive as a witch.
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The Kansas Historical Society was founded in 1875, and its first home was in the Kansas State Capitol building.
There are many amenities and facilities at Lake Shawnee, some of which include beautiful gardens and large open areas, the Garden House, the Reynolds Lodge, and shelter houses for picnics.
If you are wondering what to do in Topeka with kids, this is a great place to visit.
For activities there is a marina for boats, a children’s playground, sand volleyball courts, a swimming beach with a water slide, and tennis courts.
Several programs and special events also take place at the lake.
Take a historic tour of the Kansas State Capitol, visit the Mulvane Art Museum, go for a stroll along Lake Shawnee and see the exhibits at the Combat Air Museum.
Best things to do in Topeka, KS with kids include the Great Overland Station, the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center and the Topeka Zoological Park. Also referred to as the Kansas Statehouse, it is the home of the state’s executive and legislative branches and is one of the top Topeka attractions. These tours start on the fifth floor: from here visitors must climb 296 steps, as there is no elevator.
The beautiful cemetery is nicely landscaped and boasts many large older trees providing shade and a decorative backdrop.