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  There are more than 600 incorporated towns in Kansas. 
  Morton County sells the most trout fishing stamps of all the Kansas counties. Elkhart is the county seat.  
  Fire Station No. 4 in Lawrence, Kansas - originally a stone barn constructed in 1858 - was a station site on the Underground Railroad.  
  The Hugoton Gas Field is the largest natural gas field in the United States. It underlies all or parts of 10 southwestern Kansas counties, as well as parts of Oklahoma and Texas. The Hugoton Gas Field underlies almost 8,500 square miles, an area nearly 5 times as large as the state of Rhode Island.  
  The Kansas Speleological Society has catalogued at least 528 caves in 37 Kansas counties. Commanche County has at least 128 caves and Barber County has at least 117 caves.  
  Kansas has the largest population of wild grouse, commonly called prairie chickens, in North America.  
  Milford Reservoir, with over 16,000 acres of water, is Kansas' largest lake. Milford Reservoir is located northwest of Junction City.  
  The Geodetic Center of North America is about 40 miles south of Lebanon, Kansas, at Meade's Ranch. It is the beginning point of reference for land surveying in North America. When a surveyor checks a property line, he or she is checking the position of your property in relation to Meade's Ranch in northwest Kansas.  
  In Italy, the city of Milan is 300 miles northwest of Rome. In Kansas, Milan is less than 25 miles northwest of Rome, in Sumner County.  
  Between 1854 and 1866, 34 steamboats paddled up the Kaw River (Kansas River). One made it as far west as Fort Riley.