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How and Why Kansas Became a State • Kansas was voted in to become a state because many southern states had seceded from the union. This allowed the US Senate to pass a bill letting Kansas in as the 34th state
State History • Statehood: • Date: January 29,1861 • Place: 34th State • Origin: Sioux word for the people of the “south wind” • Nickname: Sunflower State
GOVERNMENT • Capitol: Topeka • Governor: Sam Brownback • US Senators: • Jerry Moran • Pat Roberts
State Flag • “On a navy blue field is a sunflower, the state flower. Also, the state seal and the words "Kansas". In the picture of the state seal are thirty-four stars representing the order of statehood. Above the stars is the motto "To the Stars Through Difficulties". On the seal a sunrise overshadows a farmer plowing a field near his log cabin, a steamboat sailing the Kansas River, a wagontrain heading west and Native Americans hunting bison. “ www.50states.com
STATE SYMBOLS • Bird: • Tree: • Insect: • Flower:
STATE SYMBOLS EMILIA • License Plate: • Motto: Ad astra per aspera • Animal: Bison • Song: Home on the Range To the stars through difficulty
Benjamin Singleton • Born: 1809 • Place: Nashville, Tennessee • Died:1892 • Place: Kansas • Parents: Hannah and William Singleton • Husband/Wife: Mary Elizabeth Humate • Occupation: land speculator, promoter
Benjamin Singleton • Impact On Kansas: He freed African American slaves and brought them to help them own their own factories and industries. Unfortunately, he never gained enough capital to make this happen. Later, he tried to have them go out of the country to get a better life. Although not successful in these missions, he made an impact on the African Americans in Kansas.
George Grant • Born: 1822 • Place: Scotland • Died: 1878 • Place: Kansas • Parents: • Husband/Wife: none • Occupation: Scottish silk merchant, started the colony “Victoria”, raised sheep and cows
George Grant • He went to Kansas to start a new colony. It was called Victoria. He raised a lot of sheep and cows. Shortly after he died, the Russians came to settle in the colony he started
Cyrus Holiday • Born: 1826 • Place: Kansas • Died: 1900 • Place: Kansas • Parents: David and Mary • Husband/Wife: Mary Dillon Jones • Occupation: Railroad Track Builder
Cyrus Holiday • Impact on Kansas: He was the first president of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, as well as one of the railroad's directors for nearly 40 years, up to 1900. A number of railway locomotives have been named after him.
Pawnee • They lived in 2 groups. Half of them lived in Nebraska and northern KS while the other half lived in central KS. They built round homes covered with earth. The things they ate were corn, squash, pumpkins, and buffalo meat. Their clothes were tanned animal skins, moccasins, leggings, and skirts.
Kansa • They lived along the black dog trail. They ate corn, beans, squash, and buffalo. Their clothes were tattoos, pierced ears, bear claws, and elaborate clothing.
Cheyenne • They lived in tipis and in western Kansas. Like the other tribes, they used hides to make clothes. The clothes were decorated with elk teeth, bones, shells, and porcupine quills. They would eat plants and buffalo because they didn’t have gardens because of the limited access to water.
Topeka • Cyrus K. Holiday convinced everyone to have this city be the capitol.
Wichita • It was a cow town which means it had to be on a rail road to ship cattle.
Leavenworth • People against slavery first moved here to find a better life.
Dodge City • It’s the main meat packing industry; it is also a cow town.
The Dwight David Eisenhower Library and Museum • Location: 200 Southeast Fourth Street- Abilene, Kansas • Purpose: Displays materials and artifacts of President Eisenhower • Cost of Admission: Adults $10 Seniors over 62 $9 Ages 6-15 $2 5 and under FREE Active Military FREE • Open: 9:00AM to 4:45PM Daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New years day
Amelia Earhart birthplace museum • Location: 223 North Terrace Street Atchison, KS 66002 • Purpose: The place Amelia Earhart was born. You can go in her room and her house. • Cost of Admission: Adults - $4.00 Children (12 and under) - $1.00 • Open: CLOSED: Thursday, November 22nd, Thanksgiving • Friday, November 23rd, our hours will be 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm • CLOSED: Tuesday, December 25th, Christmas • Wednesday, December 26th, our hours will be 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ** WINTER HOURS STARTING DECEMBER 17TH, 2012 THROUGH FEBRUARY 11TH, 2013 **CLOSED MONDAYSTuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday - 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Sundays 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Greyhound Hall of Fame • Location: 323 2400th Avenue Solomon, KS 67480 • Purpose: Learn more about greyhounds at the Greyhound Hall of Fame in Abilene, the "Greyhound Capital of the World." See interesting displays of greyhounds from ancient times to the present. You will be greeted by our resident greyhounds, both retired racers. These greyhounds only chase after your heart and affection. Meeting a greyhound close up and personal will prepare you for an experience like no other. Walk through a story book of history and heroes. • Cost of Admisssion: Free Open: 7 days a week, 9 to 5 daily.
Event • Late night in the Phog-
A couple things I like about Kansas is that there were Indians living here before anybody else and I like the Jayhawks. I also like the seasons and how they change. What I like about KS