Kansas

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Kansas is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States.wikipedia
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Wichita, Kansas

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Its capital is Topeka and its largest city is Wichita, with its most populated county and largest employment center being Johnson County.
Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. state of Kansas and the county seat of Sedgwick County.

Midwestern United States

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Kansas is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States.
The Census Bureau's definition consists of 12 states in the north central United States: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Oklahoma

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Kansas is bordered by Nebraska on the north; Missouri on the east; Oklahoma on the south; and Colorado on the west.
Oklahoma (ᎣᎦᎳᎰᎹ, ogalahoma; Oklahumma) is a state in the South Central region of the United States, bordered by the state of Texas on the south and west, Kansas on the north, Missouri on the northeast, Arkansas on the east, New Mexico on the west, and Colorado on the northwest.

Johnson County, Kansas

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Its capital is Topeka and its largest city is Wichita, with its most populated county and largest employment center being Johnson County.
Johnson County abbreviated as ’’JoCo’’ is the most populated county and the largest employment center in the U.S. state of Kansas.

Nebraska

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Kansas is bordered by Nebraska on the north; Missouri on the east; Oklahoma on the south; and Colorado on the west.
It is bordered by South Dakota to the north; Iowa to the east and Missouri to the southeast, both across the Missouri River; Kansas to the south; Colorado to the southwest; and Wyoming to the west.

Kansas River

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Kansas is named after the Kansas River, which in turn was named after the Kansa Native Americans who lived along its banks.
The Kansas River, also known as the Kaw, is a river in northeastern Kansas in the United States.

Missouri

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Kansas is bordered by Nebraska on the north; Missouri on the east; Oklahoma on the south; and Colorado on the west.
Missouri is bordered by eight states (tied for the most with Tennessee): Iowa to the north, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee (via the Mississippi River) to the east, Arkansas to the south and Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska to the west.

Colorado

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Kansas is bordered by Nebraska on the north; Missouri on the east; Oklahoma on the south; and Colorado on the west.
Colorado is bordered by Wyoming to the north, Nebraska to the northeast, Kansas to the east, Oklahoma to the southeast, New Mexico to the south, Utah to the west, and touches Arizona to the southwest at the Four Corners.

Bleeding Kansas

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Thus, the area was a hotbed of violence and chaos in its early days as these forces collided, and was known as Bleeding Kansas.
Bleeding Kansas, Bloody Kansas or the Border War was a series of violent civil confrontations in the United States between 1854 and 1861 which emerged from a political and ideological debate over the legality of slavery in the proposed state of Kansas.

Kaw people

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Kansas is named after the Kansas River, which in turn was named after the Kansa Native Americans who lived along its banks.
The Kaw Nation (or Kanza or Kansa) are a federally recognized Native American tribe in Oklahoma and parts of Kansas.

Francisco Vázquez de Coronado

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The first European to set foot in present-day Kansas was the Spanish conquistador Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, who explored the area in 1541.
Francisco Vázquez de Coronado y Luján (1510 – 22 September 1554) was a Spanish conquistador and explorer who led a large expedition from Mexico to present-day Kansas through parts of the southwestern United States between 1540 and 1542.

Lawrence, Kansas

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By that time, the violence in Kansas had largely subsided, but during the Civil War, on August 21, 1863, William Quantrill led several hundred men on a raid into Lawrence, destroying much of the city and killing nearly 200 people.
Lawrence is the county seat of Douglas County and sixth-largest city in Kansas.

Mount Sunflower

Mount Sunflower is Kansas's highest point at 4,039 ft.
Mount Sunflower, although not a true mountain, is the highest natural point in the state of Kansas.

Republic of Texas

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Southwest Kansas, however, was still a part of Spain, Mexico, and the Republic of Texas until the conclusion of the Mexican–American War in 1848, when these lands were ceded to the United States.
It was bordered by Mexico to the west and southwest, the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast, the two U.S. states of Louisiana and Arkansas to the east and northeast, and United States territories encompassing parts of the current U.S. states of Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico to the north and west.

Kansas Territory

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The Kansas–Nebraska Act became law on May 30, 1854, establishing Nebraska Territory and Kansas Territory, and opening the area to broader settlement by whites.
The Territory of Kansas was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from May 30, 1854, until January 29, 1861, when the eastern portion of the territory was admitted to the Union as the state of Kansas.

Hays, Kansas

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Wild Bill Hickok was a deputy marshal at Fort Riley and a marshal at Hays and Abilene.
Hays is a city in and the county seat of Ellis County, Kansas, United States.

Benjamin "Pap" Singleton

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Many African Americans also looked to Kansas as the land of "John Brown" and, led by freedmen like Benjamin "Pap" Singleton, began establishing black colonies in the state.
Benjamin "Pap" Singleton (1809 – February 17, 1900) was an American activist and businessman best known for his role in establishing African American settlements in Kansas.

Dodge City, Kansas

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Dodge City was another wild cowboy town, and both Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp worked as lawmen in the town.
Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States, named after nearby Fort Dodge.

List of cities in Kansas

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The state is divided into 105 counties with 628 cities with its largest county by area being Butler County.
Kansas is a state located in the Midwestern United States.

Fort Riley

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Wild Bill Hickok was a deputy marshal at Fort Riley and a marshal at Hays and Abilene.
Fort Riley is a United States Army installation located in North Central Kansas, on the Kansas River, also known as the Kaw, between Junction City and Manhattan.

Arkansas

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Missouri and Arkansas sent settlers into Kansas all along its eastern border.
akansa is likely also the root term for Kansas.

Abilene, Kansas

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Wild Bill Hickok was a deputy marshal at Fort Riley and a marshal at Hays and Abilene.
Abilene (pronounced ) is a city in and the county seat of Dickinson County, Kansas, United States.

Alcohol laws of Kansas

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In response to demands of Methodists and other evangelical Protestants, in 1881 Kansas became the first U.S. state to adopt a constitutional amendment prohibiting all alcoholic beverages, which was repealed in 1948.
The alcohol laws of Kansas are among the strictest in the United States, in sharp contrast to its neighboring state of Missouri (see Alcohol laws of Missouri), and similar to (though somewhat less rigid than) its other neighboring state of Oklahoma (see Alcohol laws of Oklahoma).

Butler County, Kansas

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The state is divided into 105 counties with 628 cities with its largest county by area being Butler County.
Butler County (county code BU) is a county in the southern portion of the U.S. state of Kansas and is the largest county in the state by total area.

Chisholm Trail

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At the same time, the Chisholm Trail was opened and the Wild West-era commenced in Kansas.
The Chisholm Trail was a trail used in the post-Civil War era to drive cattle overland from ranches in Texas to Kansas railheads.