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20 Facts About Kansas

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Here are some interesting facts about Kansas.

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Kansas was the first state to give black men the right to vote. Report Abuse
It is very important that Kansas ratified the the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution at a time when so many black people did not have the right to vote.
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Kansas was the 34th state to become part of the United States. Report Abuse
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Prior to the Civil War, Kansas was known as Bleeding Kansas due to conflicts between anti-slavery and pro-slavery individuals. Report Abuse
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The Geodetic Center of North America is located in Kansas. Report Abuse
40 miles south of Lebanon at Meade's Ranch
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This is the beginning reference point for surveyors in the United States.
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The windiest city in the United States is in Kansas. Report Abuse
Dodge City wind speeds average 14 miles per hour.
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Helium was discovered in Kansas. Report Abuse
This happened at the University of Kansas in 1905. Balloons everywhere owe their floating ability to this discovery!
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A native of Kansas invented the automatic telephone exchange. Report Abuse
Thank Almon Stowger for this invention. Can you imagine having to rely on someone else to connect you to a caller?
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Kansas is the setting for the story "The Wizard of Oz." Report Abuse
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Francisco de Coronado is the first European to travel to Kansas. Report Abuse
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Home on the Range is the state song. Report Abuse
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Fort Leavenworth, Kansas is the oldest military post in continuous operation west of the Mississippi. Report Abuse
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It used to be illegal to serve ice cream on a cherry pie in Kansas. Report Abuse
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Kansas was part of the Louisiana Purchase. Report Abuse
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Kansas is the leader in aircraft production. Report Abuse
More specifically, Wichita, Kansas.
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Kansas is known as the Sunflower State. Report Abuse
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Kansas is named for the Konza or Kansa/Kaw Indians who lived there. Report Abuse
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Sumner County is the Wheat Capital of the World. Report Abuse
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The first Pizza Hut opened in Wichita, Kansas. Report Abuse
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The state motto is “To the stars through difficulties.” Report Abuse
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President Dwight D. Eisenhower was from Abilene, Kansas. Report Abuse
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