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The first European to set foot in present-day Kansas was the Spanish conquistador Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, who explored the area in 1541 add something


In 1803, most of modern Kansas was acquired by the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase add something


From 1812 to 1821, Kansas was part of the Missouri Territory add something


The Santa Fe Trail traversed Kansas from 1821 to 1880, transporting manufactured goods from Missouri and silver and furs from Santa Fe, New Mexico add something


In 1827, Fort Leavenworth became the first permanent settlement of white Americans in the future state add something


Historic Leavenworth, founded in 1854, was the first incorporated city in Kansas add something


David Rice Atchison - In 1854 Atchison helped found the town of Atchison, Kansas, as a pro-slavery settlement


J.E.B. Stuart - Stuart graduated from West Point in 1854 and served in Texas and Kansas with the U.S. Army, a veteran of the frontier conflicts with Native Americans and the violence of Bleeding Kansas


David Rice Atchison - The Act became law in May 1854, establishing the Territories of Kansas and Nebraska


Powell Clayton - He moved to Kansas in 1855 and served as an engineer at Leavenworth, Kansas, Kansas


David Rice Atchison - It appeared as if the Kansas Territorial legislature to be elected in March 1855 would be controlled by free-soilers and ban slavery


Joseph E. Johnston - Despite this disagreement, Davis thought enough of Johnston to appoint him lieutenant colonel in one of the newly formed regiments, the 1st U.S. Cavalry at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, under Col. Edwin V. "Bull" Sumner, on March 1, 1855


David Rice Atchison - On the election day, March 30, 1855, Atchison led 5,000 Border Ruffians into Kansas


Henry Villard - Along with newspaper reporting and various jobs, in 1856 he attempted unsuccessfully to establish a colony of "free soil" Germans in Kansas


Robert Toombs - On June 24, 1856, Toombs introduced the Toombs Bill, which proposed a constitutional convention in Kansas under conditions which were acknowledged by various anti-slavery leaders as fair, and which mark the greatest concessions made by the pro-slavery senators during the Kansas struggle


John C. Pemberton - Utah War - Pemberton and the 4th was on frontier duty at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, from 1857 to 1858, and participated in the Utah War in 1858


Joseph E. Johnston - In 1857 he led surveying expeditions to determine the Kansas border


Robert Toombs - The bill did not provide for the submission of the constitution to popular vote, and the silence on this point of the territorial law under which the Lecompton Constitution of Kansas was framed in 1857 was the crux of the Lecompton struggle


J.E.B. Stuart - He was wounded on July 29, 1857, while fighting at Solomon River, Kansas, against the Cheyenne


John Bell (Tennessee politician) - In March 1858, Bell was one of just two Southern senators to vote against the admission of Kansas under the Lecompton Constitution, ignoring orders from the Tennessee state legislature to vote for it


Joseph E. Johnston - Mexican-American War - He served in Florida, Texas, and Kansas, and fought with distinction in the Mexican-American War and by 1860 achieved the rank of brigadier general as Quartermaster General of the U.S. Army


John Sedgwick - The fort in the film may have been inspired by the Fort Sedgwick built in Kansas in 1860


David Rice Atchison - But in spite of the best efforts of Atchison and the Ruffians, Kansas did reject slavery and finally became a free state in 1861


Kansas was admitted to the Union as a free state on January 29, 1861, making it the 34th state to join the United States add something


The abolitionists prevailed, and on January 29, 1861, Kansas entered the Union as a free state add something


Powell Clayton - On April 29, 1861, he is recorded as having a company of militia at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas


Powell Clayton - In May 1861 Clayton was formally mustered into the Union Army as a captain of the 1st Kansas Infantry


David L. Payne - Battle of Prairie Grove - He served from August 1861 to August 1864 as a private in Company F. During his service the unit saw action in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, and the Cherokee Nation, including the Battle of Prairie Grove in 1862


Powell Clayton - In December 1861, he was promoted to lieutenant colonel of the 5th Kansas Cavalry and later to colonel in March 1862


Along with the restored fort, historic Fort Scott has a national cemetery designated by President Lincoln in 1862 add something


David L. Payne - In April 1862, his regiment and the 3rd Kansas Infantry and 5th Kansas Infantry were consolidated to form the 10th Kansas Infantry


A short distance away, the city of Manhattan is home to Kansas State University, the second-largest public university in the state and the nation's oldest land-grant university, dating back to 1863 add something


By that time the violence in Kansas had largely subsided, but during the Civil War, on August 21, 1863, William Quantrill led several hundred men on a raid into Lawrence, destroying much of the city and killing nearly 200 people add something


David L. Payne - At the end of his three-year service Payne returned to Doniphan County and was elected to the Kansas Legislature, serving in the 1864 and 1865 sessions


David L. Payne - In March 1865 Payne enlisted for one year in the 15th Kansas Cavalry as a private assigned to Company H. The unit had been activated in response to a January state legislative resolution which called for the organization of a regiment of veteran volunteer cavalry to protect western Kansas from Indian activity


William A. Barstow - He was promoted to brigadier general of volunteers on March 13, 1865, nine months before his death in Leavenworth, Kansas


George Miller Sternberg - He married Louisa Russell, daughter of Robert Russell of Cooperstown, on October 19, 1865 and took his bride to Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, from where he was soon transferred to Fort Harker, near Ellsworth in Kansas


Winfield Scott Hancock - In 1866, on Grant's recommendation, Hancock was promoted to major general and was transferred, later that year, to command of the military Department of the Missouri, which included the states of Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico


George Miller Sternberg - Sternberg was promoted to captain on May 28, 1866 and was soon sent to Fort Riley, Kansas


Elizabeth Cady Stanton - In addition to her writing and speaking, Stanton was instrumental in promoting women's suffrage in various states, particularly New York, Missouri, Kansas, where it was included on the ballot in 1867, and Michigan, where it was put to a vote in 1874


David L. Payne - This led to appointments as Postmaster at Fort Leavenworth in 1867 and as Sergeant-at-arms for two terms of the Kansas Senate


David L. Payne - In July 1867, Kansas Governor Samuel Johnson Crawford issued a proclamation calling for volunteers to protect Kansans from Indian attacks in the west


David L. Payne - In October 1868, Payne mustered in as a lieutenant in Company H of the 19th Kansas Cavalry, which served in a winter campaign against Indians on the western Great Plains


Leaving southern states in the late 1870s because of increasing discrimination, they became known as Exodusters add something


David L. Payne - In 1870 Payne moved to Sedgwick County, near Wichita, Kansas, and the following year he was again elected to the Kansas Legislature


John Wesley Hardin - In February 1871 while the herd was being formed up for the drive to Kansas, a freedman, Bob King, attempted to cut a beef cow out of the herd


Alice Brown Davis - In 1874 at the age of 22, Brown married George Rollin Davis, a European-American merchant from Kansas


Henry Villard - In 1876, he was appointed a receiver of the Kansas Pacific Railroad as the representative of European creditors


Doc Holliday - In 1877, Holliday returned to Cheyenne, Wyoming and Denver , eventually making his way to Kansas to visit an aunt


Doc Holliday - Earp had stopped at Fort Griffin, Georgia, Texas, before returning to Dodge City, Kansas in 1878 to become the assistant city marshal, serving under Charlie Bassett


Doc Holliday - Holliday was still practicing dentistry on the side from his rooms in Fort Griffin, Georgia and in Dodge City, Kansas, as indicated in an 1878 Dodge newspaper advertisement , but this is the last known time he attempted to practice


Doc Holliday - This friendship was cemented in 1878 in Dodge City, Kansas, when Holliday defended Earp in a saloon against a handful of cowboys out to kill Earp, and where both Earp and Holliday had traveled to make money gambling with the cowboys who drove cattle from Texas


David L. Payne - He returned from his job in Washington and returned to Wichita, Kansas in 1879


In response to demands of Methodists and other evangelical Protestants, in 1881 Kansas became the first U.S. state to adopt a constitutional amendment prohibiting all alcoholic beverages, which was only repealed in 1948 add something


Frederick Funston - Funston was born in New Carlisle, Ohio before his family moved to Allen County, Kansas in 1881


Frederick Funston - A slight individual who stood just tall and weighed only , Funston failed an admissions test to the United States Military Academy in 1884, attended the University of Kansas from 1885 to 1888, but did not graduate


David L. Payne - The day after such an address in Wellington, Kansas , Kansas on November 27, 1884, Payne collapsed and died of heart failure


Rutherford B. Hayes - Sherman ordered the tribe transported to Kansas, where they were forced to remain until 1885.


The history of professional sports in Kansas probably dates from the establishment of the minor league baseball Topeka Capitals and Leavenworth Soldiers in 1886 in the Western League add something


The neighboring city of Frontenac in 1888 was the site of the worst mine disaster in the state in which an underground explosion killed 47 miners add something


South of the campus, Aggieville dates back to 1889 and is the state's oldest shopping district of its kind add something


Carrie Nation - As a result, he was forced in 1889 to move back north to Medicine Lodge, Kansas, where he found work preaching at a Christian church and Carrie ran a successful hotel


Frederick Funston - He worked as a trainman for the Santa Fe Railroad before becoming a reporter in Kansas City in 1890


The school fielded a football team from 1897 to 1986 add something


Frederick Funston - Spanish-American War - When Funston returned to the United States, he was commissioned as a colonel of the 20th Kansas Infantry in the United States Army on May 13, 1898, in the early days of the Spanish-American War


Kansas's capital Topeka is sometimes cited as the home of Pentecostalism as it was the site of Charles Fox Parham's Bethel Bible College, where glossolalia was first claimed as the evidence of a spiritual experience referred to as the baptism of the Holy Spirit in 1901 add something


Carrie Nation - In April 1901 Nation came to Kansas City, Missouri, a city known for its wide opposition to the temperance movement, and smashed liquor in various bars on 12th Street in Downtown Kansas City


Lucius Roy Holbrook - Holbrook returned to the Philippines in March 1901 and served with Troop B, 15th Cavalry Brigade and Troop I, 4th Cavalry Brigade, based at Manila , until July 1, 1901 and at Fort Riley, Kansas until August 7, 1902


Lucius Roy Holbrook - Holbrook was a distinguished graduate of the Infantry-Cavalry School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas on July 2, 1905 and attended the Staff College, Fort Leavenworth until July 25, 1906


Kansas permitted women's suffrage in 1912, almost a decade before the federal constitution was amended to require it add something


Rex Stout - In 1916, Stout married Fay Kennedy of Topeka, Kansas , Kansas


Frederick Funston - The Lake Merced military reservation was renamed Fort Funston in his honor, while the training camp built in 1917 next to Fort Riley in Kansas was named Camp Funston


Lucius Roy Holbrook - Holbrook returned to the United States in May 1919 and commanded Camp Bragg, North Carolina, from May 16, 1919 until July 1, 1919, when he became the head of the Artillery Department of the Command and General Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas


Suffrage in all states would not be guaranteed until ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920 add something


They were retroactively awarded national championships by the Helms Foundation for 1922 and 1923 add something


Bob Dole - "'Robert Joseph"' "'Bob"'" "'Dole"' is an American politician who represented Kansas in the United States Senate from 1969 to 1996 and the House of Representatives from 1961 to 1969


Julian C. Smith - He left Washington to enter the Army Command and General Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and after graduation in 1928, was again ordered to Marine Corps Headquarters


Frank Carlson - He was elected as a Republican to first the Kansas House of Representatives in 1928 and to the United States House of Representatives where he served from 1935 to 1947


Harry Hines Woodring - He was later commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Tank Corps in World War I. He was elected department commander of the American Legion in Kansas in 1928 he sold his banking business to enter politics


The permanent lighting system was first used for an exhibition game on April 17, 1930 between the Independence Producers and House of David semi-professional baseball team of Benton Harbor, Michigan with the Independence team winning with a score of 9 to 1 before a crowd of 1,700 spectators add something


The first night game in the history of professional baseball was played in Independence on April 28, 1930 when the Muscogee Indians beat the Independence Producers 13 to 3 in a minor league game sanctioned by the Western League of the Western $ Baseball Association with 1,500 fans attending the game add something


Harry Hines Woodring - He served as governor of Kansas from 1931 to 1933


Knute Rockne - Rockne died in a plane crash in Kansas on March 31, 1931, while en route to participate in the production of the film "The Spirit of Notre Dame"


Kansas has not elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate since the 1932 election, when Franklin D. Roosevelt won his first term as President in the wake of the Great Depression add something


Since Roosevelt carried Kansas in 1932 and 1936, only one Democrat has won Kansas's electoral votes, Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964 add something


Dean Smith - Smith's father, Alfred, coached the Emporia, Kansas High Spartans basketball team to the 1934 state title in Kansas


Dean Smith - This 1934 team was notable for having the first African-American basketball player in Kansas tournament history


Another song, the official state march adopted by the Kansas Legislature in 1935 is called "The Kansas March", which features the lyrics, "Blue sky above us, silken strands of heat, Rim of the far horizon, where earth and heaven meet, Kansas as a temple, stands in velvet sod, Shrine which the sunshine, sanctifies to God." add something


Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House on the Prairie", published in 1935, is another well-known tale about Kansas add something


Leslie Groves - He attended the Command and General Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in 1935 and 1936, after which he was posted to Kansas City, Missouri, as assistant to the commander of the Missouri River Division


Leslie Groves - He attended the Command and General Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in 1935 and 1936, and the Army War College in 1938 and 1939, after which he was posted to the War Department General Staff


Although the sale of cereal malt beverage was legalized in 1937, the first post-Prohibition legalization of alcoholic liquor did not occur until the state's constitution was amended in 1948 add something


K-State had a long stretch of success on the hardwood, lasting from the 1940s to the 1980s, making four Final Fours during that stretch add something


The state backed Republicans Wendell Willkie and Thomas E. Dewey in 1940 and 1944, respectively add something


Wally Hickel - Born in Ellinwood, Kansas, Hickel relocated to Alaska in 1940, going into the local real estate industry


Bob Dole - Dole graduated from Russell High School in the spring of 1941 and enrolled at the University of Kansas the following fall


Owen Gingerich - His father, Melvin Gingerich, taught at Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas, from 1941 to 1947, when he took a job at Goshen College in Indiana


Jackie Robinson - In 1942, Robinson was drafted and assigned to a segregated Army cavalry unit in Fort Riley, Kansas


Jackie Robinson - In early 1945, while Robinson was at Sam Huston College, the Kansas City Monarchs sent him a written offer to play professional baseball in the Negro leagues


Frank Carlson - In 1946 he was elected governor of Kansas


Harry Hines Woodring - Woodring ran unsuccessfully for Governor of Kansas in 1946, and for the Democratic Party nomination for that post in 1956


Arlen Specter - The family lived at 940 South Emporia Street in Wichita, Kansas before moving to Russell, Kansas, where he graduated from Russell High School in 1947


Vera Miles - Miles was crowned Miss Kansas in 1948 and was the third runner-up in the Miss America contest


Frank Carlson - In 1949, Kansas senator Clyde M. Reed died, and Carlson appointed Harry Darby to fill the seat


Bob Dole - Dole ran for office for the first time in 1950 and was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives, serving a two-year term


Carrie Nation - Her home in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, the Carrie Nation House, was bought by the Woman's Christian Temperance Union in the 1950s and was declared a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1976


The Jayhawks have won five national titles, including NCAA tournament championships in 1952, 1988, and 2008 add something


The governing body for intercollegiate sports in the United States, the National Collegiate Athletic Association , was headquartered in Johnson County, Kansas from 1952 until moving to Indianapolis in 1999 add something


Dean Smith - During his time on the varsity basketball team, Kansas won the national championship in 1952 and were NCAA tournament finalists in 1953


St. Benedict's College , in Atchison, won the 1954 and 1967 Men's NAIA Basketball Championships add something


Bob Dole - Dole was initiated as a Freemason of Russell Lodge No. 177, Russell, Kansas on April 19, 1955


The city of Udall was the site of the deadliest tornado in Kansas on May 25, 1955; it killed 80 people in and near the city add something


Frank Carlson - Carlson was re-elected twice, in 1956 and 1962, before returning to Concordia, Kansas for retirement


The first section of Interstate in the nation was opened on Interstate 70 just west of Topeka on November 14, 1956 add something


David Lavender - In 1958, Lavender wrote "The Trail to Santa Fe, New Mexico ", about Zebulon Pike and his exploration of the American Southwest in present-day Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico


" Mixing fact and fiction, the book chronicles the events and aftermath of the 1959 murder of a wealthy farmer and his family who lived in the small West Kansas town of Holcomb in Finney County add something


Overland Park, a young city incorporated in 1960, has the largest population and the largest land area in the county add something


Reed Crandall - Crandall, who had left New York City in the 1960s in order to care for his ailing mother in Wichita, Kansas, Kansas, had developed alcoholism


Bob Dole - In 1960, Dole was elected to the United States House of Representatives from Kansas' 6th Congressional District, located in central Kansas


Bill Kurtis - He graduated from The University of Kansas with a B.S. in journalism in 1962 and went on to earn his J.D. from the Washburn University School of Law in 1966


Bob Dole - In 1962, his district was merged with the 3rd District in western Kansas to form the 1st Congressional District, a huge 60-county district that soon became known as the "Big First


In men's basketball, they appeared in the Final Four in 1965 and 2013, and entered the 2014 NCAA tournament unbeaten add something


Kansas was the setting of the 1965 best-seller "In Cold Blood", described by its author Truman Capote as a "nonfiction novel add something


Harry Hines Woodring - Woodring died following a stroke in Topeka, Kansas , Kansas on September 9, 1967


Bob Dole - In 1968, Dole defeated Kansas Governor William H. Avery for the Republican nomination for the United States Senate to succeed retiring Senator Frank Carlson, subsequently being elected


The Shocker football team is tragically known for a plane crash in 1970 that killed 31 people, including 14 of the team's players add something


From 1973 to 1997 the flagship radio station for the Royals was WIBW in Topeka add something


Norman Borlaug - In 1984, his name was placed in the National Agricultural Hall of Fame at the national center in Bonner Springs, Kansas


Liquor-by-the-drink did not become legal until passage of an amendment to the state's constitution in 1986 and additional legislation the following year add something


Washburn University, in Topeka, won the NAIA Men's Basketball Championship in 1987 add something


Frank Carlson - Carlson died in 1987 in Concordia, Kansas and was buried there in Pleasant Hill Cemetery


Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988 add something


Bob Dole - Dole made a more serious bid in 1988, formally announcing his candidacy in Russell, Kansas, on November 9, 1987


And when Bill Snyder arrived to coach at K-State in 1989, he turned the Wildcats from one of the worst college football programs in America into a national force for most of the 1990s and early 2000s add something


In baseball, the Shockers won the College World Series in 1989 add something


Until 1989, the Meades Ranch Triangulation Station in Osborne County was the geodetic center of North America: the central reference point for all maps of North America add something


The 1990s brought the defeat of prominent Democrats, including Dan Glickman, and the Kansas State Board of Education's 1999 decision to eliminate evolution from the state teaching standards, a decision that was later reversed add something


Wil Wheaton - Deauville Film Festival - In the late 1990s, Wheaton appeared in several independent films, including the *award-winning "The Good Things", in which he portrays a frustrated Kansas tollbooth worker; it was selected Best Short Film at the 2002 Deauville Film Festival


Frank Carlson - Homer E. Socolofsky, "Kansas Governors", University Press of Kansas, 1990


John C. Pemberton - Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1990


In 1992, a short-lived secessionist movement advocated the secession of several counties in southwest Kansas add something


Johnny Damon - Damon was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the first round of the 1992 amateur draft


PSU passed Hillsdale College at the top of the all-time victories list in the 1995 season on its march to the national runner-up finish add something


Pittsburg State became the winningest NCAA Division II football program in 1995 add something


Arlen Specter - On November 23, 1995, before the start of the primaries, Specter suspended his campaign to endorse Kansas Senator Bob Dole


A 1996 TV miniseries was based on the book add something


Since oil prices bottomed in 1999, oil production in Kansas has remained fairly constant, with an average monthly rate of about in 2004 add something


Some increase in debt was expected as the state continues with its 10-year Comprehensive Transportation Program enacted in 1999 add something


Twice since 1999 the Board of Education has approved changes in the state science curriculum standards that encouraged the teaching of intelligent design add something


In 2004, slower declines in the Hugoton gas fields and increased coalbed methane production contributed to a smaller overall decline add something


Kansas's path to a solid Republican state has been examined by historian Thomas Frank in his 2004 book "What's the Matter with Kansas-" add something


In January 2004, the Kansas Department of Transportation announced the new Kansas 511 traveler information service add something


As of June 2004, Moody's Investors Service ranked the state 14th for net tax-supported debt per capita add something


In 2005, voters accepted a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage add something


Bill Kurtis - Since 2005, Kurtis has become heavily involved in raising and marketing grass-fed beef after purchasing an ranch near Sedan, Kansas


This taxing scheme, known as "Streamlined Sales Tax" was adopted on October 1, 2005 under the governorship of Kathleen Sebelius add something


In 2006, the city was ranked as the sixth best place to live in America; the neighboring city of Olathe was 13th add something


David Rice Atchison - Although it is not recognized as such by the U.S Government, it opened in February 2006 as the Atchison County Historical Museum in Atchison, Kansas


As of November 2006, Kansas still has 29 dry counties and only 17 counties have passed liquor-by-the-drink with no food sales requirement add something


After a 12-year absence, the Wildcats returned to the NCAA tournament in 2008, and advanced to the Elite Eight in 2010 and 2018 add something


In 2008, Governor Kathleen Sebelius vetoed permits for the construction of new coal-fired energy plants in Kansas, saying: "We know that greenhouse gases contribute to climate change add something


Senator Sam Brownback was a candidate for the Republican party nomination for President in 2008 add something


Sporting Kansas City, who have played their home games at Village West in Kansas City, since 2008, are the first top-tier professional sports league and first Major League Soccer team to be located within Kansas add something


After three seasons in which K-State football languished, Snyder came out of retirement in 2009 and guided them to the top of the college football ranks again, finishing second in the Big 12 in 2011 and earning a berth in the Cotton Bowl, and winning the Big 12 again in 2012 add something


Telephone company Embarq formerly had its national headquarters in Overland Park before its acquisition by CenturyTel in 2009, and still employs several hundred people in Gardner add something


" However, shortly after Mark Parkinson became governor in 2009 upon Sebelius's resignation to become Secretary of U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Parkinson announced a compromise plan to allow construction of a coal-fired plant add something


Bill Kurtis - Scott Kurtis, 38, who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia since he was in his mid-teens, was found dead July 20, 2009, on his father's Kansas cattle ranch, where he had lived


According to the 2010 Census, the racial makeup of the population was: add something


Brownback was not a candidate for re-election to a third full term in 2010, but he was elected Governor in that year's general election add something


During his campaign for the 2010 election, Governor Sam Brownback called for a complete "phase out of Kansas's income tax" add something


Elected in 2010 were the Attorney General Derek Schmidt of Independence; the Secretary of State Kris Kobach, of Kansas City; the State Treasurer Jacob LaTurner, of Galena; and the Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer, of Topeka add something


In 2010, Sam Brownback was elected governor with 63 percent of the state vote add something


Johnny Damon - On April 14, 2010, Damon recorded his 1,000th career RBI against the Kansas City Royals


Moran defeated Tiahrt for the Republican nomination for Brownback's seat in the August 2010 primary, won a landslide general election victory over Democrat Lisa Johnston add something


He was sworn in as governor in 2011, Kansas's first Republican governor in eight years add something


Pittsburg State University, a NCAA Division II participant, has claimed four national titles in football, two in the NAIA and most recently the 2011 NCAA Division II national title add something


The winner of the 2011 Newbery Medal for excellence in children's literature, "Moon Over Manifest", tells the story of a young and adventurous girl named Abilene who is sent to the fictional town of Manifest, Kansas, by her father in the summer of 1936 add something


In May 2011, much to the opposition of art leaders and enthusiasts in the state, Brownback eliminated the Kansas Arts Commission, making Kansas the first state without an arts agency add something


In July 2011, Brownback announced plans to close the Lawrence branch of the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services as a cost-saving measure add something


Boeing ended a decades-long history of manufacturing in Kansas between 2012 and 2013 add something


FC Kansas City, a charter member of the National Women's Soccer League, played the 2013 season, the first for both the team and the league, on the Kansas side of the metropolitan area, but played on the Missouri side until folding after the 2017 season add something


From 2013 to 2017, 300,000 businesses were considered to be pass-through income entities and benefited from the tax exemption add something


Starting in 2013, the "ambitious tax overhaul" trimmed income tax, eliminated some corporate taxes, and created pass-through income tax exemptions, he raised the sales tax by one percent to offset the loss to state revenues but that was inadequate add something


Bob Dole - In early 2014 Dole began a reunion tour to his home state of Kansas, in which he intends to visit each of the state's 105 counties


The "New York Times" reported in September 2014 that as the Democratic candidate for Senator has tried to drop out of the race, independent Greg Orman has attracted enough bipartisan support to seriously challenge the reelection bid of Republican Pat Roberts: add something


By 2015, Kansas was one of the most productive agricultural states, producing high yields of wheat, corn, sorghum, and soybeans add something


During 2016, farmers of conventionally grown wheat farmed 8,2 million acres and harvested an average of 57 bushels of wheat per acre add something


In 2016, Governor Brownback earned the title of "most unpopular governor in America" add something


In the summer of 2016 S&P Global Ratings downgraded Kansas's credit rating add something


Bob Dole - On May 13, 2016, Dole was *awarded an honorary Doctor of Arts in Leadership at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas


In February 2017, S&P downgraded Kansas's credit rating to AA- add something


In February 2017, S&P lowered it to AA- add something


In February 2017, a bi-partisan coalition presented a bill that would repeal the pass-through income exemption, the "most important provisions of Brownback's overhaul", and raise taxes to make up for the budget shortfall add something


Brownback's tax overhaul was described in a June 2017 article in "The Atlantic" as the United States' "most aggressive experiment in conservative economic policy" add something


Governor Jeff Colyer took office on January 31, 2018 to fill the unexpired term of governor Sam Brownback who resigned to become a U.S. Ambassador add something