Awesome America header

locater map

Home
Forum
United States
Washington DC
Find a State
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
 
Nashville Vacation Rental
Grand Ole Opry in Music City
Visiting Nashville or Clarksville, Tennessee? Stay in a luxurious 3 Bedroom home at less cost than a hotel.
Online Movie:
Come What May
Come What May
Students debate Roe v. Wade before panel of Judges.
“It’s FRESH, HONEST, and BEAUTIFUL. It’s a good movie!"
John Erickson author of ‘Hank The Cowdog’
 
 
Dwight D. Eisenhower
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."
President
 
Dwight D. Eisenhower
"From this day forward, the millions of our schoolchildren will daily proclaim in every city and town, every village and rural schoolhouse, the dedication of our nation and our people to the Almighty."
President
 
Dwight D. Eisenhower
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."
President

 

Kansas kansas flag
Entered the Union:
January 29, 1861 (34)

Capital: Topeka

wild sunflower cottonwood tree buffalo
Origin of Name: from a Sioux word meaning "people of the south wind"
State Nickname: Sunflower State • Jayhawk State
State Flower: Sunflower State Bird: Western Meadowlark
State Tree: Cottonwood State Animal: Buffalo
State Reptile: Ornate Box Turtle State Song: “Home on the Range"
State Motto: Ad astra per aspera (To the stars through difficulties)
State Parks: 24
Famous For: Dodge City, wheat production, private aircraft manufacturing
Famous Kansans: Walter Chrysler (auto manufacturer), Charles Curtis (Vice President), Amelia Earhart (aviator), Dwight D. Eisenhower (general and President), Walter Johnson (baseball), Stan Kenton (jazz), James Lehrer (broadcast journalist), John Cameron Swayze (news commentator), Jess Willard (boxer), Robert Dole (senator)
Animals and Birds: Click on photos of the animals and birdson this
page to find out more about them and to hear the sounds they make.
State Fair: Hutchinson
cattle drive
Listen to Cattle Sounds
Awesome America Your Company
Wildlife Art YOUR AD
COULD BE HERE
Horse & Wildlife Sketches Your Product
Kansas National Sites
Kansas State Parks
Kansas Historic Sites
Kansas Attractions
Fishing in Kansas
Hunting in Kansas
Listen to Meadowlark's Song
Kansas Photo Gallery
Kansas Butterfly Gallery
Kansas Homeschooling
Kansas Resorts
Kansas RV Parks
Kansas Hotels & Reviews
Kansas Restaurants & Reviews
Spain explored Kansas in 1541. French explorers from Canada arrived In 1673.
In 1803, the United States purchased Kansas from France in the Louisiana Purchase.
The US government decided to let the people of Kansas vote for or against slavery. There were many fights between these people, but eventually those against slavery won.  Because of the great violence during this time, Kansas became known as “Bleeding Kansas.”
At one time it was against the law to serve ice cream on cherry pie in Kansas. 
Pizza Hut restaurants opened its first store in Wichita, Kansas. 
The graham cracker was named after the Reverend Sylvester Graham.  He was a minister who strongly believed in eating whole-wheat flour products. 
Every type of prairie habitat can be found in Kansas
Helium was discovered in 1905 at the University of Kansas
William Purvis and Charles Wilson of Goodland, Kansas invented the helicopter in 1909
Dodge City is the windiest city in the United States, with an average wind speed of 14 miles per hour.
Sumner County is known as The Wheat Capital of the World. Kansas leads the nation in wheat production.
Kansas is the nation's second largest producer of beef cattle, behind only Texas.
Abilene is the ending point of the Chisholm Trail where the cattle driven from Texas were loaded onto rail cars.
Almon Stowger of El Dorado invented the dial telephone in 1889.
Wyatt Earp, James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok and William B. "Bat" Masterson were three of the legendary lawmen who kept the peace in rowdy frontier towns like Abilene, Dodge City, Ellsworth, Hays, and Wichita.
Amelia Earhart, the first woman granted a pilot's license by the National Aeronautics Associate and the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, was from Atchison.
Handel's Messiah has been presented in Lindsborg each Easter since 1889.
Kansas' Ethnic Roots: German 25.9%, Irish 11.5%, English 10.8%, American 8.8%, French 3.1%, Swedish 2.4%.
Religion in Kansas: 81.3% Christian (61.3% Protestant, 20% Catholic), 17.5% No Religion, 0.8% LDS, 0.4% Other Religions
Kansas was the first state to ratify the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which gave African-American men the right to vote.
Wichita is one of the nation's top plane manufacturing cities.
The Geodetic Center of North America is about 40 miles south of Lebanon at Meade's Ranch. It is the beginning point of reference for land surveying in North America meaning when a surveyor checks a property line, he is checking the position of property in relation to Meade's Ranch in northwest Kansas.

 

Columbus Day

Columbus Day - October 13, 2014
Celebrates the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World on Oct. 12, 1492
Read more in our forum.

Halloween
Happy Halloween
Halloween - Oct. 31 "All Hallows Eve" is celebrated on the Eve of All Saints Day to remember the dead. Typically celebrated with Trick or Treating and Harvest Festivals.
Read more in our forum.
Daylight Savings End
End of Daylight Savings Time
Nov 2, Sunday - End of Daylight Savings TimeMost regions of the USA fall back one hour at 2am today.
Read more in our forum.
Veterans Day
Veterans Day
Veterans Day
November 11
Honoring the Men and Women who have served in America's armed forces.
Read more in our forum.
Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving - Thanking God for His blessings
Thanksgiving Day November 27
In 1621, 52 Pilgrims and approx. 50 Native Americans celebrated a 3-day feast thanking God for His blessings enabling their survival in the New World.
Read more in our forum.
FORUM
Share your favorite things to do in your state.
 
The Cheese Pirates
The Cheese Pirates by Christina Lewis
The Cheese Pirates
(Available on Amazon)
"Pirates of the Caribbean, move over! Make room for a crew of mouse-privateers who will capture your hearts and stop your breath with their thrilling sea-going adventures! A wonderful story, full of bold mice, good and wicked, who will show you what courage really means." - Lynne Reid Banks, author of The Indian in the Cupboard
One Street Over
Michael Lewis Video: Sky Blue
"Sky Blue" (Wyoming Winds) byOne Street Over
Escape your daily blues with this new music video by One Street Over.
Horse Portraits
Horse Portraits by Bridgette Lewis
Custom horse, dog, and people portraits
Radical Tone
Fuchs Amps
Revolutionary Guitars & Amps
Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps International
Worldwide Relief and Development
 

 

   

The contents of this website is ©2003-2007 Awesome America • Web Design by Advent One Graphics