29 January 2019

Happy 158th Birthday, Kansas!

As I say in my siglines on fora, 'Kansan by birth, Albertan by choice, Jayhawk by the Grace of God'! For those who don't know, a Jayhawk is a fan of my alma mater, the University of Kansas.

Today is the 158th anniversary of the day Kansas was admitted to the Union, an event that many considered to have triggered the War of the Northern Invasion. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KANSAS!

The Great Seal of the State of Kansas

The Kansas Creed
We believe in Kansas, in the glory of her prairies, in the richness of her soil, in the beauty of her skies, and in the healthfulness of her climate
We believe in the Kansas people, in their sturdy faith, and abounding enthusiasm; in their patriotism and their fidelity to the good things of civilization; in their respect for law and their love of justice; in their courage and zeal; in their independence and in their devotion to uplifting influences in education and religion.
We believe in Kansas institutions; in the Kansas language and in the Kansas ideals in her cleanliness of society, and in her demands that honor, sobriety and respect be maintained in public and private life; in her marvelous productiveness and in her wonderful future.

'Home on the Range', the State Song of Kansas 

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