Today is the 159th 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 marvellous productiveness and in her wonderful future.
'Home on the Range', the State Song of Kansas