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Kansas Symbols

Kansas Statehouse
State Capitol Building, Topeka

 

State Flag
State Flag

State SealState Seal

Meadowlark
State Bird: Western Meadowlark

Sunflower
State Flower: Wild Native Sunflower

 

Buffalo
State Animal: American Buffalo

Cottonwood
State Tree: Cottonwood

State Amphibian: Barred Tiger Salamander
State Amphibian: Barred Tiger Salamander

State Insect: Honeybee
State Insect: Honeybee

State Reptile: Ornate Box Turtle
State Reptile: Ornate Box Turtle

More Facts about Kansas:

Capital City: Topeka
State Nickname: The Sunflower State
State Song: Home on the Range
State Motto: Ad Astra per Aspera (To the stars through difficulties)
Statehood Date: January 29, 1861
State Order: 34th

 

Here are some links to places on the web which discuss some of the official and unofficial symbols of Kansas:

General Sights & Symbols of Kansas

http://www.gpnc.org/kansas1.htm
(An excellent site providing information on Kansas state animals, flower and tree)

http://www.kssos.org/kansas/kansaskids_color.html
(Kansas symbols that can be printed off and colored -- provided by Kansas Secretary of State)

http://www.law.ku.edu/~kulaw/library/researchlinks/research/kansas/kssymbols.shtml
(Kansas State symbols with references to the laws which established them -- provided by Wheat Library, KU School of Law)

http://www.kshs.org/kids/things/symbols/2b_answer.htm
(An online Kansas Symbols Game provided by the Kansas State Historical Society)

http://www.kansasphototour.com/
(A photo tour of Kansas provided by Harland J. Schuster)

http://www.kancoll.org/graphics/index.html
(Old Kansas postcards, art, photographs and maps. Provided by the Kansas Collection Project)

Kansas State Flag

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/flags/kansas/kansasflag_bw.GIF
(A black and white image of the Kansas state flag which can be printed off and colored)

http://www.geographic.org/flags/states/kansas_flags.html
(Large and small images of the Kansas state flag)

Great Seal of the State of Kansas

Here are a few online pictures of the Great Seal:

http://skyways.lib.ks.us/kansas/senategop/images/seal.jpg

http://www.kansasconnections.com/seal.png

http://www.ksgovernor.org/images/seal.jpg

http://www.governor.ks.gov/Facts/kansasseal.htm
(This site describes in detail parts of the Great Seal)

Kansas Capitol (Statehouse)

http://www.kansasphototour.com/capitol.htm
(Some photos of the Capitol)

http://www.cjonline.com/legislature/capitolinfo/visit.shtml
(Information on visiting the Capitol and Statehouse tours)

http://www.kshs.org/cool2/curry.htm
(Curry's Statehouse Studies. Information on Capitol murals painted by John Steuart Curry provided by the Kansas State Historical Society)

"Home on the Range" (state song)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_on_the_Range_(song)
(Words to "Home on the Range" provided by Wikipedia)

http://www.netstate.com/states/symb/song/ks_home_on_the_range.htm
(The words to the song provided by netstate.com web site)

http://www.emporia.edu/cgps/tales/nov2003.html
("Home on the Range: a Lesson on Our State Song" from the "Tales Out of School" website provided by Emporia State University's Center for Great Plains Studies)

http://www.npr.org/programs/morning/features/patc/homeontherange/
(A history of the song and its creators on the National Public Radio web site)

http://www.kshs.org/teachers/trunks/symbols.htm
(Traveling Resource Trunks: Symbols and Images of Kansas. Provided by the Kansas State Historical Society to Kansas educators. Includes a section on "Home on the Range")


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