Welcome to my Kansas page!
Below are some photos of the Sedgwick County
Zoo Located in Wichita Kansas.
Kansas State Fair 2002
A photo of the fair grounds from the top of the farrice wheel
Featured at the Kansas State Fair:
One of the Worlds Largest Pythons
Featured on National Geographic and The
This photo shows the width of the snake very
The people in the tent are the handlers.
She (I think they said it was a female)
weighed over 200 pounds!
The widest part of the snake was as larger than a Basketball!
Luckily she was very calm and recently fed.
A snake this size is very capable of swallowing an adult human.
I think this one has rabbits and chickens on its menu.
|Birth Date: January 29, 1861, as
the 34th state
|Capitol City: Topeka
|Population: 2,688,418 (2000 - US
census report that comes out every 10 years)
|Largest Cities: Wichita, Kansas City, Overland
|Smallest Cities: Freeport, Oak
Hill, Benedict, Frederick
|Major Industries: Aircraft Manufacturing,
Agriculture, and Education
|Geographic Size: 82,282 square
miles--ranked 15th in geographic size
|Geographic Center of Continental US: Near Lebanon
in Smith County
|Highest Point: Mount Sunflower in
western Kansas--4,039 feet
|Lowest Point: The Verdigris River in southeast
|Time Zones: Mostly central time
zone. Some counties in the far west portion of the State are in the
mountain time zone.
|Nickname: Sunflower State (unofficial nicknames:
Wheat State, JayHawker State)
|State motto: “Ad Astra Per Aspera”
Latin for “To the stars through difficulty”.
|State Tree: Cottonwood, adopted 1937
|State Flower: Native Sunflower,
|State Bird: Western Meadowlark, adopted 1937
|State Animal: The American
Buffalo or Bison, adopted 1955
|State Insect: The Honeybee, adopted 1976
|State Reptile: The Ornate Box
Turtle, adopted 1986
|State Amphibian: Barred Tiger Salamander
|State March: “The Kansas March,”
by Duff E. Middleton, adopted 1935
|State Song: “Home on the Range,” by Dr. Brewster
Higley, adopted 1947