Wheat Capital of the World Historical

Wheat Capital of the World Historical (HM1U9Q)

Location: Belle Plaine, KS 67013 Sumner County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 22', W 97° 19.349'

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—Tour the Turnpike - Belle Plaine —

Like waves across an ocean of grain, wind ripples through acre after acre of wheat in Sumner County. This area produces more hard red wheat than any other in the United States.

Mennonites who emigrated from Europe in the 1870's planted the first crops of wheat while isolated in the vast, open spaces of the grasslands.

The courage and persistence of the pioneers has left a legacy that continues to influence America's entire agricultural industry.

Know primarily for its production of wheat, Kansas is also a leading producer of sorghum, sunflower seeds, and corn.
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HM NumberHM1U9Q
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Placed ByKansas Turnpike Authority
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 10th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 648544 N 4136869
Decimal Degrees37.36666667, -97.32248333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 22', W 97° 19.349'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 22' 0" N, 97° 19' 20.94" W
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Area Code(s)620
Closest Postal AddressAt or near I-35, Belle Plaine KS 67013, US
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