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What happened to the piece that didn't become the state until it became part of Colorado? Did it remain Kansas Territory, just without a governor or capital? The act defining the state on the one hand implies that the territory became the state, but on the other hand clearly defines the state at its current borders. --SPUI (T - C) 08:00, 27 July 2006 (UTC)
220.127.116.11 (talk) 05:00, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
Guess I would guess that it still remained called "Kansas Territory" until it was reorganized into whatever entity it would be next, and that may have been the state of Colorado. No references I can find, though...--Paul McDonald (talk) 21:35, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
It was likely unorganized territory, as Kansas was for 33 years after Missouri Statehood dissolved the Missouri Territory. Grey Wanderer (talk) 00:34, 25 January 2019 (UTC)
Was Missouri Territory the parent territory?
Indirectly. When Missouri became a state in 1821, the remainder of the Missouri Territory effectively became politically unorganized. This included the region that was organized as the Kansas and Nebraska territories in 1854. older ≠ wiser 12:20, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
Sorta, from June 4, 1812 until August 10, 1821 the area that would become Kansas Territory 33 years later was part of the Missouri Territory. When Missouri was granted statehood in 1821 the area became unorganized territory. I added a section to address this with some solid academic level sources. Grey Wanderer (talk) 00:32, 25 January 2019 (UTC)