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The windiest city in the United State is Dodge City.  At one time in Kansas, it was against the law to
  serve ice cream on cherry pie. Susan Salter was the first woman mayor in the United State in the city
     of Argonia.  Waterbeds for horses are used in surgery at Kansas State University College of Veterinary
    Medicine. Hattie McDaniel’s, from “Gone with the Wind,” was the first black woman to win an Academy
Award.  Almon Stowger of El Dorado invented the dial telephone in 1889. The first helicopter was    
   invented by William Purvis and Charles Wilson of Goodland in 1909. Largest Cities: Wichita. Border   
 States: Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma.
 Capital City: Topeka-Statehood: January 29,
1861 (34th)-Population: 2,712,000 Nickname: Sunflower State-Motto: Ad Astra per Aspera (To the
          stars through difficulties) Origin of State Name: From the Sioux Indian for "south wind people."-Counties:
      105 Largest Cities: Wichita-Border States: Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma Land Area: 81,783
      sq. mi., 13th largest-Highest Point: Mt. Sunflower, 4,039 ft. Lowest Point: Verdigris River, 679 ft.-State
Bird: Western Meadowlark=State Flower: Sunflower-State Tree: Cottonwood (populus)-State Song:
Home on the Range
State Web Site:
www.state.ks.us

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