There's no place like Kansas
Economy and Landforms
Kansas has huge landforms forms of soft chalk rock that rise 60feet above the plains. Mount Sunflower is the state’s highest point and rises 4,039 feet above sea level. The lowest point of Kansas is the Verdigis River. The Dissected Till Plains once had glaciers that crossed this land thousands of years ago and left behind layers of clay, sand, and rocks, these materials formed soil called till. Corn and hay grow well in this region. The largest cities are Wichita, Kansas City, Topeka, and Park Lawrence. Kansas’s natural resources include salt, crushed stone, helium, sand, gravel, natural gas, and oil. Kansas employs many people in the fields of aircraft, machinery manufacturing, food processing, communication, and computer equipment. Farmland covers 90% of Kansas, the agricultural products are wheat, sorghum, corn, hay, soy beans, sunflower, cattle, and sheep.
Culture and fun facts
Kansas has many cultural experiences. John Steuart Curry painted murals for the Kansas State House in Topeka. Each April, the Wichita Jazz Festival attracts jazz musicians from around the country, another wonderful festival is the Walnut Valley Festival. Some Mennonites still farm in the traditional ways. Did you know that Kansas was named after the Kansa Indians? Kansas became a state on January 29,1861, the 34the state.The first governor was Charles Robinson. The state flower is the Native Sunflower and the state tree is the Cottonwood. In the summer the average temperature is 75 degrees Fahrenheit, in the winter the average temperature is 30 degrees Fahrenheit and about 14 inches of snow falls each year, what fun! Robert Ballard, an oceanographer who discovered the Titanic shipwreck, was born in Wichita, Kansas. Also Amelia Earhart was born in Atchison. As said in “The Wizard of Oz”, there is no place like home, this is Kansas.