The Nickname for Kansas is: The Sunflower State
On a navy blue field is a sunflower, the state flower.
Also, the state seal and the words "Kansas".
In the picture of the state seal are thirty-four stars representing the order of statehood.
Above the stars is the motto "To the Stars Through Difficulties".
On the seal a sunrise overshadows a farmer plowing a field near his log cabin, a steamboat sailing the Kansas River, a wagontrain heading west and Native Americans hunting bison.
The flag was adopted in 1927.
To listen to the State Song
We are very proud of this link from our
Morton County Library - Elkhart, KS
(Elkhart was our home for 32 years.)
Vivan Vance actress, Cherryvale
William Allen White journalist, Emporia
Charles E. Whittaker jurist, Troy
Probably other recent ones also.
As President, he oversaw the cease-fire of the Korean War, kept up the pressure on the Soviet Union during the Cold War, made nuclear weapons a higher defense priority, launched the Space Race, enlarged the Social Security program, and began the Interstate Highway System. Eisenhower also was highly involved in the 1953 Iranian coup d'état, the overthrow of Prime Minister of Iran Mohammad Mossadegh and replacing him with the pro-Western Shah. He has been consistently ranked by scholars as one of the greatest U.S. Presidents.