Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Happy Birthday, Kansas!

It's my home state's 153rd birthday today! It also happens to be one of my best friends birthdays too, so here is to hoping that today is going to be great. Its 30 degrees out with a windchill making it feel like 19. Other than that is looking to be a good one!

I wanted to share a post over at Kim's Country Line that says it so well about the history of KS and those who came before us. Check it out!  Kansas is so rich in history, I have posted in the past about KS ghost towns, ( I need to start that back up!)  and am proud of all Kansas and Kansas Agriculture has to offer!

Did you know:

  1. Dodge City, KANSAS  is the windiest city in the United States.(step aside Chicago!)
  2. Kansas inventors include Almon Stowger of El Dorado who invented the dial telephone in 1889; William Purvis and Charles Wilson of Goodland who invented the helicopter in 1909; and Omar Knedlik of Coffeyville who invented the first frozen carbonated drink machine in 1961.
  3. Wyatt Earp, James Butler"WIld Bill" HIckok & William B. "Bat" Masterson were 3 legendary lawmen who kept peace in the rowdy KANSAS frontier towns like Abiliene, Dodge City, Ellsworth (This is for you "A"), Hays, and Wichita. 
  4. Barton County  is the only Kansas County that is named for a woman; the famous volunteer Civil War nurse Clara Barton.
  5. Sumner County is known as The Wheat Capital of the World.
  6.  And this final one is for CP ....Silent comedian Buster Keaton, of early film success, was from Piqua, Kansas.

I could go on and on for days, but that should be a few for you to think on!


  1. I knew some of these Kansas trivia facts, but not all of them. Thanks for commenting on my blog and for linking to this so I could read your Kansas Day tribute. Happy Kansas Day to you!

  2. You are welcome, glad you stopped by to visit. I follow your blog by suggestion as I know your relative Dana.