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Nicodemus Nati'l Park site
This Site, KS Photo Tour
A Town's Survival
—Topeka Capital-Journal 7.16.2006
When the railroad failed to come to Nicodemus the town's population began to dwindle. Current residency in the town is less than 40 individuals. However, the town has been designated a National Historic Site. A community center, built in 1938, hosts a National Park Service ranger, nice historic displays covering Nicodemus and historic Negroes who helped settle the West, and a gift shop. School children come to Nicodemus to learn about the role of Black settlers of the West.
Every year in July Emancipation Day is celebrated and descendants of original town settlers come home. The town is filled with people who are proud of their heritage. Events include a parade, food and celebration of heritage and family.