Happy Kansas Day!

January 29 is Kansas Day.

Enjoy a few Kansas facts–

*Kansas entered the Union as a free state on January 29, 1861.
*The United States acquired Kansas in 1803 from France as part of the Louisiana Purchase.
*A ball of twine in Cawker City measures over 38′ in circumference and weighs more than 16,750 pounds and is still growing.
*Dodge City is the windiest city in the United States.
*Dwight D. Eisenhower from Abilene was the 34th President of the United States.
*The public swimming pool at the Lee Richardson Zoo in Garden City occupies half a city block and holds 2 1/2 million gallons of water.
*There are 27 Walnut Creeks in the state.
*Kansas produced a record 492.2 million bushels of wheat in 1997, enough to make 35.9 billion loaves of bread.
*The world famous fast-food chain of Pizza Hut restaurants opened its first store in Wichita.

Kansas -June 2008

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