Kansas Day – January 29th

 

February 1, 2024



Tuesday, Jan. 29, was Kansas Day. Kansas, having become a state on Jan. 29, 1861, was 162 years old. President Abraham Lincoln signed the law which made Kansas the 34th State in the Union.

During all those years, Kansas has acquired many symbols. Twenty-two symbols in fact. Many are well known, the buffalo (state animal), the meadowlark (state bird), the sunflower (state flower), the cottonwood (state tree), the ornate box turtle (state reptile), the barred tiger salamander (state amphibian) and of course, Home on the Range (state song).

But did you know Kansas also has a state fruit? In 2022,...



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