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Kansas Symbols

Kansas Statehouse
State Capitol Building, Topeka


State Flag
State Flag

State SealState Seal

State Bird: Western Meadowlark

State Flower: Wild Native Sunflower


State Animal: American Buffalo

State Tree: Cottonwood

State Amphibian: Barred Tiger Salamander
State Amphibian: Barred Tiger Salamander

State Insect: Honeybee
State Insect: Honeybee

State Reptile: Ornate Box Turtle
State Reptile: Ornate Box Turtle

More Facts about Kansas:

Capital City: Topeka
State Nickname: The Sunflower State
State Song: Home on the Range
State Motto: Ad Astra per Aspera (To the stars through difficulties)
Statehood Date: January 29, 1861
State Order: 34th


Here are some links to places on the web which discuss some of the official and unofficial symbols of Kansas:

General Sights & Symbols of Kansas
(An excellent site providing information on Kansas state animals, flower and tree)
(Kansas symbols that can be printed off and colored -- provided by Kansas Secretary of State)
(Kansas State symbols with references to the laws which established them -- provided by Wheat Library, KU School of Law)
(An online Kansas Symbols Game provided by the Kansas State Historical Society)
(A photo tour of Kansas provided by Harland J. Schuster)
(Old Kansas postcards, art, photographs and maps. Provided by the Kansas Collection Project)

Kansas State Flag
(A black and white image of the Kansas state flag which can be printed off and colored)
(Large and small images of the Kansas state flag)

Great Seal of the State of Kansas

Here are a few online pictures of the Great Seal:
(This site describes in detail parts of the Great Seal)

Kansas Capitol (Statehouse)
(Some photos of the Capitol)
(Information on visiting the Capitol and Statehouse tours)
(Curry's Statehouse Studies. Information on Capitol murals painted by John Steuart Curry provided by the Kansas State Historical Society)

"Home on the Range" (state song)
(Words to "Home on the Range" provided by Wikipedia)
(The words to the song provided by web site)
("Home on the Range: a Lesson on Our State Song" from the "Tales Out of School" website provided by Emporia State University's Center for Great Plains Studies)
(A history of the song and its creators on the National Public Radio web site)
(Traveling Resource Trunks: Symbols and Images of Kansas. Provided by the Kansas State Historical Society to Kansas educators. Includes a section on "Home on the Range")

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