34th State (January 29, 1861), great plains U.S.
State Abbreviation: KS
Nickname: Sunflower State, Wheat State, Jayhawker State, and
Origin of Name: Named after the Indians that the Sioux called
the Konza, meaning "people of the south wind"
Things to Know
is the number one wheat producing state in the United States.
, Missouri River,
Smoky Hill River
African American Poet
Grand dame of Black music in America
, Health Crusader
He changed the way we live today.
Auto manufacturer and founder of the Chrysler Corporation.
and Dan Carney
(founders of Pizza Hut)
Two brothers who opened the first Pizza Hut restaurant on June 15,
1958 in Wichita.
, Astronaut (1933-1990)
, clown (1898-1979)
Things to Do
Kansas State Bird and State Flower Printable Color Page.
Before printing under File in Page Setup set margins to zero.
Sites to See
Learn about Kansas' geology.
Sea to Prairie
A Primer of Kansas Geology.
: Spirit of a Nation
PBS Nature site with info on the history of the American Buffalo.
Trains of Kansas
History of the orphan trains sent to Kansas in1854
Things To Do-Other Sites
= American Buffalo
Bison color picture and information on the bison.
Printable activity sheets
about Kansas Symbols.
Play online games
Kansas Symbols Game