Ten fun facts about Kansas


Fact 1
The state motto of Kansas is “to the stars through difficulties”.

Fact 2
The state flower of Kansas is the sunflower. The state tree is the cottonwood.

Fact 3
The state gets its name from a Sioux word. Literally translated it meant, “People of the south wind”.


Fact 4
Famous natives of this state are Walter Chrysler of Chrysler Automobiles, jazz musician Stan Kenton, boxer Jess Willard, Senator Robert Dole and famous female aviator, Amelia Earhart.

Fact 5
Dodge City, which is located in the state of Kansas hold the record as being the windiest city in the United States.

Fact 6
The first African American female to win the Best Actress Academy Award was born in Kansas. This is Kansan Hattie McDaniel. She won the award for her performance in “Gone with the Wind”.

Fact 7
In Derby County in Kansas a law is in place that makes it illegal for any person to hit or punch a vending machine when it has stolen a person’s money.

Fact 8
The largest public swimming pool located in Kansas holds 2 ½ million gallons of water. It is located in Garden City.

Fact 9
Kansas has the highest number of “prairie chickens” in the United States. These animals are also known as grouse.

Fact 10
The graham cracker was named after a native of Kansas, Reverend Sylvester Graham. He was a huge supporter of whole wheat products.


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Short about Kansas
Is a state located in the Midwestern part of the United States of America.


Fast facts
Number of households
1,109,391
Population
2,885,398
Per capita income
$26,845
Life expectancy in number of years
78.7
Statehood
January 29, 1861
Capital
Topeka
Largest city
Wichita
Number of billionaires
4
State bird
Western meadowlark
State mammal
American bison
State tree
Eastern Cottonwood
State flower
Sunflower

Sources
Forbes Magazine - List of billionaires by US state
US Census Bureau - State and County QuickFacts
USNA - State Tree and Flower Chart



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