Kansas History

Kansas History (HMVN5)

Location: Topeka, KS 66626 Shawnee County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 2.863', W 95° 40.751'

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The first Spanish explorers arrived in Kansas in 1541, followed by Lewis and Clark in 1804. Westward migration brought the first white settlers - government agents in 1808 and missionaries in 1825. Oil and gas were discovered in 1851. In 1854, Kansas became a territory with a population of 1,500 white people. On January 29, 1861, Kansas entered the Union as the 34th state with a constitution that prohibits slavery. In 1862, Kansas passed the Homestead Act. Homesteaders could claim 160 acres of land by living on it for five years.

Kansas is named for the Kansa tribe, whose name means People of the Wind. Famous for its farming, oil, aircraft industry, and modern cities, Kansas is a proud, forward-looking state.
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HM NumberHMVN5
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Placed ByPaul and Karma Aylward
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 6:24pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 268143 N 4325488
Decimal Degrees39.04771667, -95.67918333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 2.863', W 95° 40.751'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 2' 51.78" N, 95° 40' 45.06" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)785
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 900-998 SW Harrison St, Topeka KS 66626, US
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