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Kansas Trivia III

 

There have been more meteorites found in Kansas than in any other state west of the Mississippi, with the exception of Texas.

 

Kansas is one of the nationís largest producers of high quality black walnut lumber.

 

Hays House, in Council Grove, Kansas, is the oldest continuously operating restaurant west of the Mississippi River. It opened in 1857.

 

The average number of clear sunny days in Kansas is 196 out of 365.

 

Butler County is the largest of Kansasí 105 counties. Butler County covers 1,442 square miles, an area larger than the state of Rhode Island.

 

The Hollenberg Station, 2 miles northeast of Hanover, Kansas, is the only original Pony Express Station still standing in its original location. It is now a museum.

 

The Sunflower Rod and Custom Association (SRCA) is the oldest car club in the United States. In 1953, the SRCA held the first drag races in Kansas at Great Bend, Kansas.

 

Dodge City, Kansas is one of the windiest cities in the United States, with an average wind speed of 14 miles per hour.

 

There are more levels of government in Kansas than in any other state.

 

Remington High School, near Whitewater, Kansas, is named for the artist Frederic Remington, who owned a sheep ranch near Whitewater during the early 1880ís.