Date of Statehood:
January 29, 1861
2,629,067 (1998 estimation)
A leading wheat-growing state, Kansas also raises corn, sorghums, oats,
barley, soybeans, and potatoes.
Kansas stands high in petroleum production and mines zinc, coal, salt,
and lead. It is also the nation's leading producer of helium. Wichita
is one of the nation's leading aircraft-manufacturing centers, ranking
first in production of private aircraft.
Ornate Box Turtle (Legislation of 1986)
Western Meadowlark (Legislation of 1937)
American Buffalo (Legislation of 1955)
The Honeybee (Legislation of 1976)
Native Sunflower (1903 Legislation)
Cottonwood (Legislation of 1937)
Ad Astra Per Aspera, To the Stars Through Difficulties