Kansas is known as the sunflower state. This region of plains and prairie is the breadbasket of the country, growing more wheat than any other state in the union.
The state of Kansas was named after the river.
The Kansas River was named by the French after the Kansas, Omaha, and Kaw. Kansas was the 34th state to become part of the United States. It was admitted on January 29, 1861. Kansas is the 15th biggest state. The capital of Kansas is Topeka. It is located on the Eastern side of the state. When I hear of Kansas I think of a huge piece of flat land. I have drove through Kansas many times and it is so boring! It seems like it takes forever to get through it. Some of Kansas major industries include aircraft manufacturing, automobile manufacturing, and agriculture. The agriculture products include wheat and other grains.