Official nickname. Nicknamed for the official state flower and the wildflowers of the plains of Kansas.
Tallest self-supporting tower in the United States until 1968
AFC West. Founded in 1960.
The flag bears the motto "Ad Astra Per Aspera", "To the Stars Through Difficulties".
Lawrence, Kansas, Atop Mount Oread
United States Penitentiary
His football nickname at West Point
Kim Novak, William Holden
Joined union in 1861, quarter released in 2005
Hit .390 in 1980, highest since Ted Williams' .406 in 1941
1959 - inducted in 2001; 7 weeks as #1 on the Billboard R&B chart
Played in Negro National League 1920-1927, 1929-1930. Negro American League 1937-1950.
Unofficial nickname. The Jayhawker State is a name derived from the slang name for a Kansan from around 1875 (although it was used in a wider sense as a fighting abolitionist before then), and still occasionally used, but shortened to Jayhawk State.
The visual arts of varied cultures
American born, co-founder of band
1976; peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100; one of the band's most popular song
1978; peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100; huge following
4-1, New York Mets, MVP Salvador Perez