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Welcome to Kansas

The west side of Kansas is part of the Great Plains of the United States. It's very flat, absolutely flat. In the picture I enter Kansas from the hilly east.


Mount Sunflower
Weskan

Mount Sunflower is the highest point (4,039' above sea level) in Kansas.

Some people would describe Mount Sunflower as a barely noticeable rise in the middle of a field on a ranch 1/2 mile from the Colorado border. But they would lack vision. On the 102 degree August day I visited it sizzled.

Sunflower

Sunflowers


Kansas Is Changing

The face of Kansas is changing. The population is moving off the farms and into growing eastern Kansas cities like Wichita and Kansas City.

Sunflowers are the state symbol. Increasingly the image of Kansas is becoming skyscrapers, tourists, and sports. The growing population is changing Kansas' direction but keeping its "sunflowers."

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