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 flag bears the motto "Ad Astra Per Aspera", "To the Stars Through Difficulties".
Tallest self-supporting tower in the United States until 1968
Official nickname. Nicknamed for the official state flower and the wildflowers of the plains of Kansas.
4-1, New York Mets, MVP Salvador Perez
Played in Negro National League 1920-1927, 1929-1930. Negro American League 1937-1950.
Hit .390 in 1980, highest since Ted Williams' .406 in 1941
Lawrence, Kansas, Atop Mount Oread
AFC West. Founded in 1960.
The visual arts of varied cultures
United States Penitentiary
Joined union in 1861, quarter released in 2005
His football nickname at West Point
Country blues song reflecting experiences during the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927; reworked by Led Zeppelin in 1971.
1978; peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100; huge following
1976; peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100; one of the band's most popular song
American born, co-founder of band
1959 - inducted in 2001; 7 weeks as #1 on the Billboard R&B chart
Kim Novak, William Holden