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
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
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.
The Kansas Board of Regents governs or oversees thirty-seven public institutions. It also empowers numerous private and non-governmental institutions to operate in the state.
In the fall of 2009, the state's six public universities reported a total of 93,307 students, more than a quarter of whom were non-resident students and over one-seventh
Among the state-funded universities, the University of Kansas (KU), with 26,826 at the Lawrence campus, the KU Edwards campus at Overland Park, and the Public Management
Center (formerly Capitol Complex) at Topeka, is the largest study site. The total number of university enrollments, including the KU Medical Center, was 30,004. About 31% were
Historically, Kansans have supported the major league sports teams of Kansas City, Missouri, including the Kansas City Royals (MLB), the Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) and the
Kansas City Brigade (AFL) – in part because the home stadiums for these teams are a few miles from the Kansas border. The Chiefs and the Royals play at the Truman
Sports Complex, located about 10 miles (16 km) from the Kansas–Missouri state line. The Kansas City Brigade play in the newly opened Sprint Center, which is even closer
to the state line at 1.5 miles (2.4 km). 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. From 1973 to 1997 the flagship radio
station for the Royals was WIBW in Topeka
There are 143 public airports in Kansas. Kansas airports are well connected to other states in the US. Kansas airports are state-of-the-art technology
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport is the largest airport in Kansas. It has all the amenities to make traveling comfortable for the passengers. There are ATMs, game rooms, snack
bars, souvenir shops and car rentals. Restaurants and retail stores are located throughout the terminal. The airport also has a business and conference center, free Wi-Fi, a
shoe shine machine and sky-cap service. The airlines operating from Wichita Mid-Continent Airport are Air Tran, Allgiant Air, US Airways / America West, AA, Continental
Express, Delta Airlines, Northwest Airlines and United Airlines. The staff at this airport is helpful.