Wichita, Kansas

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Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. state of Kansas and the county seat of Sedgwick County.wikipedia
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Kansas

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

Sedgwick County, Kansas

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Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. state of Kansas and the county seat of Sedgwick County.
The county seat is Wichita, the most populous city in the state.

Wichita, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

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Wichita is the principal city of the Wichita metropolitan area which had an estimated population of 644,888 in 2018.
The Wichita, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Office of Management and Budget, is an area consisting of four counties in south central Kansas, anchored by the city of Wichita.

Spirit AeroSystems

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Textron Aviation, Learjet, Airbus, and Spirit AeroSystems continue to operate design and manufacturing facilities in Wichita, and the city remains a major center of the American aircraft industry.
Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. ("Spirit"), based in Wichita, Kansas, is the world's largest first-tier aerostructures manufacturer.

McConnell Air Force Base

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Wichita is also home to McConnell Air Force Base, and Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport, the largest airport in Kansas.
McConnell Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located four miles (6 km) southeast of the central business district of Wichita, a city in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States.

Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport

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Wichita is also home to McConnell Air Force Base, and Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport, the largest airport in Kansas.
Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport is a commercial airport 7 mi west of downtown Wichita, Kansas.

Intrust Bank Arena

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It hosts several universities, large museums, theaters, parks, and entertainment venues, notably Intrust Bank Arena and Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center.
Intrust Bank Arena is a 15,004-seat multi-purpose arena in Wichita, Kansas, United States.

Wichita State University

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Wichita State University is the third-largest post-secondary institution in the state. Fairmount College, which eventually grew into Wichita State University, opened in 1886; Garfield University, which eventually became Friends University, opened in 1887.
Wichita State University (WSU) is a public research university in Wichita, Kansas, United States, and governed by the Kansas Board of Regents.

Old Cowtown Museum

The city's Old Cowtown Museum maintains historical artifacts and exhibits on the city's early history.
Old Cowtown Museum is an accredited history museum in Wichita, Kansas, United States.

Stearman Aircraft

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In the 1920s and 1930s, businessmen and aeronautical engineers established aircraft manufacturing companies in Wichita, including Beechcraft, Cessna, and Stearman Aircraft.
Stearman Aircraft Corporation was an aircraft manufacturer in Wichita, Kansas.

Friends University

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Fairmount College, which eventually grew into Wichita State University, opened in 1886; Garfield University, which eventually became Friends University, opened in 1887.
Friends University is a private non-denominational Christian university in Wichita, Kansas.

Wyatt Earp

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The area had a reputation for violence until local lawmen, Wyatt Earp among them, began to assertively police the cowboys.
By 1874, he arrived in the boomtown of Wichita, Kansas, where his reputed wife opened a brothel.

Delano, Wichita, Kansas

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Across the Arkansas River, the town of Delano became an entertainment destination for cattlemen thanks to its saloons, brothels, and lack of law enforcement.
Delano is a neighborhood in Wichita, Kansas, United States.

Koch Industries

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The careers and fortunes of future oil moguls Archibald Derby, who later founded Derby Oil, and Fred C. Koch, who established what would become Koch Industries, both began in Wichita during this period.
Koch Industries, Inc. is an American multinational corporation based in Wichita, Kansas.

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway

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The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway reached the city in 1872.
Much of its revenue came from wheat grown there and from cattle driven north from Texas to Wichita and Dodge City by September 1872.

Kansas Aviation Museum

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Initial construction of Wichita Municipal Airport finished southeast of the city in 1935.
The Kansas Aviation Museum is a museum located in Wichita, Kansas, United States, near 31st South and George Washington Blvd.

Pizza Hut

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A number of fast food franchises started in Wichita in the 1950s and 1960s including Pizza Hut in 1958.
Pizza Hut is an American restaurant chain and international franchise which was founded in 1958 in Wichita, Kansas by Dan and Frank Carney.

George Tiller

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In 1991, thousands of anti-abortion protesters blockaded and held sit-ins at Wichita abortion clinics, particularly the clinic of George Tiller.
George Richard Tiller (August 8, 1941 – May 31, 2009) was an American physician from Wichita, Kansas.

James R. Mead (pioneer)

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In 1868, trader James R. Mead established another trading post at the site, and surveyor Darius Munger built a house for use as a hotel, community center, and post office.
James R. Mead (May 3, 1836 – March 31, 1910) was a plainsman, Kansas pioneer, one of the founders of Wichita, Kansas and state legislator.

Dodge City, Kansas

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By the middle of the decade, the cattle trade had moved west to Dodge City.
Profits were high, and other towns quickly joined in the cattle boom: Newton in 1871, Ellsworth in 1872, and Wichita in 1872.

Coleman Company

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Sporting goods and camping gear retailer Coleman started in the city in the early 1900s.
Coleman Company's headquarters are in Chicago, and it has facilities in Wichita, Kansas and in Texas.

Midwestern United States

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Part of the Midwestern United States, it is 157 mi north of Oklahoma City, 181 mi southwest of Kansas City, and 439 mi east-southeast of Denver.
Other large Midwestern cities include (in order by population): Columbus, Indianapolis, Detroit, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Omaha, Minneapolis, Wichita, Cleveland, St. Paul, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Madison, and Des Moines.

Mentholatum

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A. A. Hyde founded health care products maker Mentholatum in Wichita in 1889.
With the collapse of the market, Hyde established a new partnership called The Yucca Company, located in Wichita, Kansas, which focused on manufacturing and marketing shaving creams, laundry soap, and toilet soap.

Derby, Kansas

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To the south, from east to west, are Derby and Haysville.
Derby is a city in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States and the largest suburb of Wichita.

Goddard, Kansas

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Goddard and Maize border Wichita to the west and northwest, respectively.
Goddard is a city in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States, and a suburb of Wichita.