Entered the Union: January 29, 1861
As the: 34th state
Motto: Ad astra per aspera (To the stars through difficulties)
Nicknames: Sunflower State, Jayhawk State, Breadbasket of America
Bird: Western Meadowlark
Song: Home on the Range
Sports Teams: None.
Origin of Name: From a Sioux word meaning "people of the south wind"
Major Industries: Wheat, Cattle, Aircraft
Historical Sites: Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Museum and Library, Fort Leavenworth, Fort Riley, Fort Scott Historic Site, Boot Hill Museum's Front Street, Fort Larned National Historic Site, Old Abilene Town
Points of Interest: Wichita Art Museum, Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, NCAA Visitors Center
Bordering States: Nebraska, Colorado, Oklahoma, Missouri