*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.
Oh, you say “but that doesn’t have a photo on it”.
I know, I made a few photography related items that don’t actually have photos on them. You know things to get your subject to smile while you take the pictures. If they are laughing at you you’re sure to capture a genuine smile instead of that fake “smile for the camera” look.