History Along America’s Highways
as the "Sunflower State," Kansas became the 34th state in
1861. The state's name comes from the Kansa or Kaw Indians and is a
Sioux Indian term meaning "south wind people."
borders is the magnetic center mark for all of North America.
All land surveys in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico use this as a
reference point. The geographic center of the 48 contiguous (connected)
states is located in a Kansas pasture.
The native sunflower is the state flower and the capital is Topeka
US Route 66 - Kansas