National Kansas Day
We began honoring each state in the order they were born in the union, beginning with Hawaii and ending with Hawaii on Independence Day. We've chosen a small piece of each state's past, foods, and the people who make up the state. There's so much more to discover, but we can't help but celebrate our beautiful country even more.
When Kansas expanded, generations of travelers came to Kansas. All the roads in Kansas seemed to point westward, from the Corps of Discoverer in 1804 to the Pony Express.
Railroads brought rapid settlement to the territory, but with it came the divisive decision for citizens regarding statehood. Is Kansas a free or slave? As the 34th state and free, the debates became so tense, the territory earned the name "Bleeding Kansas" before entering the union on January 29, 1861.
Agriculture, cattle raising, and railroads grew along the railroads, ranching, cattle, and agriculture. The state of Kansas was named the Breadbasket of the World because of its verdant, fertile soil.
In his books about a place called Oz, Frank L. Baum even described farm life for one young girl named Dorothy. When Hollywood cast Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Bert Lahr, Bert Lahr, Margaret Hamilton, and Billie Burke, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz took over the world, particularly when Hollywood cast Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Bert Lahr, Bert Lahr, Margaret Hamilton, and Billie Burke. There was indeed no place like home, no place like Kansas, no place like home.
In Topeka, Kansas, one of the most important civil rights decisions in history took place. In 1954, Brown vs. the Board of Education's appeal was heard before the Supreme Court of the United States. What had started with groups of parents and teachers in all-black schools in communities around the country had finally culminated in a final decision. Separate but equal broke the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, but the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was violated.
How to celebrate #nationalkansasday..
- Explore Kansas' trails and byways!!
- Find an adventure and history, or explore the back roads on Yellow Brick Roads
- While enjoying live jazz, Dive into barbeque
- Across Kansas, Find the Best Bierocks Across Kansas
- We're celebrating National Kansas Day with us! To post on social media, use the hashtag #NationalKansasDay.