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Kansas Entered the Union as a Free State
January 29, 1861

Those who know Kansas as home are used to its wide plains. As a matter of fact, the whole state is a fairly continuous plain. Laura Ingalls wrote about life there in Little House on the Prairie.

Who else has called the plains of Kansas home besides pioneers and cowboys? George Washington Carver, Wilt Chamberlain, Langston Hughes, William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, Amelia Earhart, and President Dwight D. Eisenhower, to name a few. Dorothy has good company in the free state of Kansas!

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CREDIT: Singer, Vivian "1994 Kansas State Winner; Stars Over the USA -- A Travelogue Quilt," 1992-1993. American Folklife Center,Library of Congress. Call Number AFC 1997/011: Folder 9010 P1.

AUDIO CREDIT: Graham, George Vinton, performer. "Oh, they told me out in Kansas," 1938. American Folklife Center,Library of Congress. Call Number AFC 1940/001: AFS 3818 A2.