Background: Scranton Kansas - Little Town
Author Guy Wets

Discovering and Moving to Kansas

Moving to Kansas

History, Geography, Homes, and State Resources of Kansas

Kansas is a top agricultural state located in the middle of the nation.. Often noted for its flat plain, Kansas actually features wide-open prairies, rolling hills, along with bustling, metropolitan centers. Although the chief economy source is from wheat farming and other crops, the state is also well knows for its regions that produce cattle . Kansas City, Kansas a metropolitan city is called home by major business centers like Sprint and also features outstanding restaurants, major sporting events, and school districts of the highest quality.

Kansas is a word from the Sioux meaning "people from the south wind". Kansas experiences obvious season changes during the year. Kansas winters record average temperatures of 30 degrees and the typical summer can have 79 degree averages although often rise into the 100's adjusted for humidity.

Initially called a "Great American Desert", now Kansas is called "Sunflower State", and experiences seasons with varied rainfall, typically occurring between April thru September. The Indian summers deliver magnificent changes in foliage during October while the springs in Kansas explodes during March as the browns of winter turn to beautiful flowers and bright greens Although Kansas is situated in a portion of "Tornado Alley" a sophisticated technology for weather affords the residents advanced safety warnings

Spanish explorer Francisco de Coronado, in 1541, is considered the first European to have traveled this region. Sieur de la Salle's extensive land claims for France (1682) included present-day Kansas. Ceded to Spain by France in 1763, the territory reverted to France in 1800 and was sold to the U.S. as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.

Lewis and Clark, Zebulon Pike, and Stephen H. Long explored the region between 1803 and 1819. The first permanent white settlements in Kansas were outposts—Fort Leavenworth (1827), Fort Scott (1842), and Fort Riley (1853)—established to protect travelers along the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails.


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