Kansas Travel & Tourism Division,
Kansas Department of Commerce, 1000 S.W. Jackson Street #100, Topeka KS 66612-1354; 785-296-4922; 800-252-6727; Fax:
785-296-6988. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
State Amphibian: barred tiger salamander
State Animal: American buffalo or bison
State Bird: western meadowlark
State Flower: wild native sunflower
State Insect: honeybee
State March: The Kansas March
State Motto: To the Stars Through Difficulties
State Nicknames: Sunflower State, JayHawker State, Wheat State, Cyclone State
State Reptile: ornate box turtle
State Soil: Harney silt loam
State Song: Home on the Range
State Tree: cottonwood
Auraria, Kansas — Capital of the Territory of Jefferson (1859 - 1861).
Fort Riley, Kansas — First Territorial Capital Historic Site, Building 693, E Huebner Road,
Fort Riley, Kansas 66442; 785-784-5535. Web: http://www.kshs.org. The first territorial legislature convened at Fort Riley in 1855.
LeCompton, Kansas — Kansas Territorial Capital Museum, 640 E Woodson, LeCompton,
Kansas 66050; 785-887-6148. Web: http://www.lecomptonkansas.com. Also known as the
Political Birthplace of the Civil War.
Topeka, Kansas — Kansas State Capitol, 300 SW 10th Street, Topeka, Kansas 66612; 800-452-6727. Web:
http://www.kansas.gov. Current state capital.
Here's Kansas; The Kansas March; Kansas City; Kansas City Star; You're Not
in Kansas Anymore; Wichita Lineman.
Kansas is first in quail and prairie chicken harvest. Kansas is first in general aviation production.
Kansas is also the first in wheat production, thus known as the Breadbasket of the World.
Kansas has the largest population of wild grouse in North America.