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Area Police Stations

Abilene Police Department

419 N Broadway St,
Abilene , KS, 67410

Alma Police Department

326 Missouri Ave,
Alma , KS, 66401

Altamont Police Department
Michael Shields(Chief of Police)
407 S Huston,
Altamont , KS, 67330

Andover Police Department
Michael A Keller(Chief of Police)
909 N Andover Rd,
Andover , KS, 67002

Anthony Police Department

202 S Bluff,
Anthony , KS, 67003

Arcadia Police Department
Stephen Lechliter(Officer in Charge)
106 E Race Street,
Arcadia , KS, 66711

Argonia Police Department
Rebecca Mendoza(Chief of Police)
210 S Main Street,
Argonia , KS, 67004

Arkansas City Police Department
(Chief of Police)
117 W Central,
Arkansas City , KS, 67005

Arma Police Department
Al Combs(Chief of Police)
701 E Washington St,
Arma , KS, 66712

Assaria Police Department
Michael Smith(Chief of Police)
315 E Main St,
Assaria , KS, 67416

Atchison Police Department
Mike Wilson(Chief of Police)
515 Kansas Ave,
Atchison , KS, 66002

Atwood Police Department
Gregory T Jones(Chief of Police)
106 S 3rd St,
Atwood , KS, 67730

Auburn-Washburn USD 437 Police
Matt Simpson(Chief of Police)
5900 SW 61st St,
Topeka, KS, 66619

Augusta Department of Safety
Tyler Brewer(Chief of Police)
2100 N Ohio,
Augusta , KS, 67010

Baldwin City Police Department
Mike McKenna(Chief of Police)
811 8th St,
Baldwin City , KS, 66006

Basehor Police Department
Lloyd Martley(Chief of Police)
2620 N 155th St,
Basehor , KS, 66007

Baxter Springs Police Department

121 W 11th St,
Baxter Springs , KS, 66713

Bel Aire Police Department

7651 E Central Park Ave,
Bel Aire , KS, 67226

Belleville Police Department
Gary Frint(Chief of Police)
1819 L St,
Belleville , KS, 66935

Beloit Police Department
Frank Gent(Chief of Police)
114 S Campbell St,
Beloit , KS, 67420

Blue Rapids Police Department
Ryan Woodyard(Chief of Police)
00 Public Square,
Blue Rapids , KS, 66411

Bonner Springs Police Department

120 N Nettleton,
Bonner Springs , KS, 66012

Burlingame Police Department
Jon Shaffer(Chief of Police)
101 E Sante Fe,
Burlingame , KS, 66413

Burlington Police Department
Douglas L Jones(Chief of Police)
625 S 3rd St,
Burlington , KS, 66839

Burrton Police Department
Dave Becker(Chief of Police)
PO Box 250,
Burrton , KS, 67020-0250

Bushton Police Department
Brian Treaster(Chief of Police)
217 South Main Street,
Bushton , KS, 67427

Caldwell Police Department
J Dean Ochs(Chief of Police)
14 W Central Ave,
Caldwell , KS, 67022

Caney Police Department
Rick Pell(Chief of Police)
100 W Fourth St,
Caney , KS, 67333

Canton Police Department
Rik Clark(Chief of Police)
104 W Allen St,
Canton , KS, 67428

Carbondale Police Department
Adam Marion(Chief of Police)
202 Main Street, PO Box 367
Carbondale , KS, 66414

Cedar Vale Police Department
Wayne Cline(Chief of Police)
702 Cedar St,
Cedar Vale , KS, 67024

Chanute Police Department
Sam Budreau(Director of Public Safety)
2nd & Santa Fe,
Chanute , KS, 66720

Chapman Police Department

402 N Marshall St,
Chapman , KS, 67431

Chase Police Department
Ron Meredith(Chief of Police)
507 Main Street,
Chase , KS, 67524

Cheney Police Department
Howard Bishop(Chief of Police)
100 W 1st St,
Cheney , KS, 67025

Cherokee City Police Department

PO Box 201, 210 S Vine
Cherokee City , KS, 66724

Cherryvale Police Department
Matt Dennis(Chief of Police)
123 W Main St,
Cherryvale , KS, 67335

Chetopa Police Department

104 Maple,
Chetopa , KS, 67336

Cimarron Police Department

119 S Main,
Cimarron , KS, 67835

Circleville Police Department
Paul Marsh(Chief of Police)
210 Mill Street,
Circleville , KS, 66416

Clay Center Police Department
Bill Robinson(Chief of Police)
539 Lincoln Ave,
Clay Center , KS, 67432

Clearwater Police Department

129 E Ross,
Clearwater , KS, 67026

Coffeyville Police Department
Joe Humble(Chief of Police)
PO Box 1629, 7th & Walnut
Coffeyville , KS, 67337

Colby Police Department

225 N Court St,
Colby , KS, 67701

Columbus Police Department
Chief Charles E Sharp #151(Chief of Police)
300 E Maple St,
Columbus , KS, 66725

Colwich Police Department
Mark Hinkle(Chief of Police)
310 S Second,
Colwich , KS, 67030

Concordia Police Department
Christopher D. Edin(Chief of Police)
401 W Second St,
Concordia , KS, 66901

Conway Springs Police Department

310 W Spring St,
Conway Springs , KS, 67031

Council Grove Police Department
John Stone(Chief of Police)
Council Grove , KS, 66846

Derby Police Department
Doug Chambers(Interim Chief of Police)
229 N Baltimore Ave,
Derby, KS, 67037

Dodge City Police Department
John Ball(Chief of Police)
110 W Spruce St,
Dodge City, KS, 67801

Eastborough Police Department
David Bridgewater(Chief of Police)
1 Douglas,
Eastborough, KS, 67207

Edwardsville Police Department

690 S 4th St,
Edwardsville, KS, 66113

El Dorado Correctional Facility
Chuck Morris(K-9 Unit OIC)
1737 SE Hwy 54, PO Box 311
El Dorado, KS, 67042

El Dorado Police Department
Tom Boren(Chief of Police)
128 N Vine Street,
El Dorado, KS, 67042

El Dorado School Police Department
Kurt Spivey(Chief of Police)
401 E McCollum Road,
El Dorado, KS, 67042

Elkhart Police Department

1025 Richard St,
Elkhart, KS, 67950

Ellinwood Police Department
Arthur E Keffer(Chief of Police)
PO Box 278, 209 West 1st
Ellinwood, KS, 67526

Ellis Police Department
Dennis Nowlin(Chief of Police)
815 Jefferson St,
Ellis, KS, 67637

Ellsworth Police Department
(Chief of Police)
207 N Kansas Ave,
Ellsworth, KS, 67439

Elwood Police Department
Larry Hunsaker(Chief of Police)
205 N 6th,
Elwood, KS, 66024

Emporia Police Department
Gary G Smith(Chief of Police)
518 Mechanic St,
Emporia, KS, 66801

Enterprise Police Department
Thomas C. Burns(Chief of Police)
206 S Factory,
Enterprise, KS, 67441

Erie Police Department
Dean Kane(Chief of Police)
101 N Main,
Erie, KS, 66733

Eskridge Police Department
Mark Hawkins(Marshal)
PO Box 156,
Eskridge, KS, 66423

Eudora Police Department

840 Main St,
Eudora, KS, 66025

Fairway Police Department
John Simmons(Chief of Police)
5252 Belinder Rd,
Fairway, KS, 66205

Florence Police Department
Erik King(Chief of Police)
511 N Main Street,
Florence, KS, 66851

Fort Scott Police Department

1604 S National Ave,
Fort Scott, KS, 66701

Frankfort Police Department
Zach Smith(Chief of Police)
109 N Kansas Ave,
Frankfort, KS, 66427

Fredonia Police Department
Doug McKenna(Chief of Police)
128 Adams, PO Box 577
Fredonia, KS, 66736

Frontenac Police Department
Carl Flora(Chief of Police)
317 E McKay St,
Frontenac, KS, 66763

Galena Police Department
Larry Delmont(Chief of Police)
210 Turner Dr,
Galena, KS, 66739

Garden City Police Department
James Hawkins(Chief of Police)
304 N 9th St,
Garden City, KS, 67846

Gardner Police Department
Kenneth Francis(Director)
440 E Main Street,
Gardner, KS, 66030

Garnett Police Department

131 W 5th,
Garnett, KS, 66032

Girard Police Department
Jeff McDonald(Chief of Police)
120 N Ozark St,
Girard, KS, 66743

Goddard Police Department
Doyle Dyer(Chief of Police)
118 N Main St,
Goddard, KS, 67052

Goodland Police Department
Raymond L Smee(Chief of Police)
204 W 11th St,
Goodland, KS, 67735

Grandview Plaza Police Department
Brad Clark(Chief of Police)
402 State Ave,
Grandview Plaza, KS, 66441

Great Bend Police Department
Dean Akings(Chief of Police)
1217 Williams St,
Great Bend, KS, 67530

Halstead Police Department
Austin Hamilton(Chief of Police)
303 Main Street,
Halstead, KS, 67056

Harper Police Department

201 W Main,
Harper, KS, 67058

Haven Police Department
Robert Pell(Chief of Police)
118 S Kansas Ave, PO Box 356
Haven, KS, 67543

Havensville Police Department

212 Commercial Street,
Havensville, KS, 66432

Hays Police Department
James Braun(Chief of Police)
105 W 12th St,
Hays, KS, 67601

Haysville Police Department

200 W Grand Ave,
Haysville, KS, 67060

Herington Police Department

700 S Broadway,
Herington, KS, 67449

Hesston Police Department
Doug Schroeder(Chief of Police)
444 N Lancaster,
Hesston, KS, 67062

Hiawatha Police Department
Evans Woehlecke(Chief of Police)
413 Oregon St,
Hiawatha, KS, 66434

Highland Police Department

220 W Main St,
Highland, KS, 66035

Hill City Police Department
Russell Ingle(Chief of Police)
205 N Pomeroy St,
Hill City, KS, 67642

Hillsboro Police Department
Daniel L Kinning(Chief of Police)
102 S Main,
Hillsboro, KS, 67063

Hoisington Police Department
Kenton L Doze(Chief of Police)
109 East 1st Street,
Hoisington, KS, 67544

Holton Police Department
David Lanning(Chief of Police)
301 W 4th St,
Holton, KS, 66436

Horton Police Department
Richard Luzier(Chief of Police)
205 East 8th Street, Box 30
Horton, KS, 66439

Howard Police Department
Jetta Osburn(Chief of Police)
110 N Pine, PO Box 335
Howard, KS, 67349

Hoxie Police Department
Brian Diercks(Chief of Police)
1024 Royal Avenue,
Hoxie, KS, 67740

Hugoton Police Department
Courtney Leslie(Chief of Police)
405 East 4th St, PO Box 788
Hugoton, KS, 67951

Humboldt Police Department
Dan Onnen(Chief of Police)
701 Bridge St,
Humboldt, KS, 66748

Hutchinson Police Department
Dick Heitschmidt(Chief of Police)
210 West 1st Ave,
Hutchinson, KS, 67501

Independence Police Department
Harry E Smith(Chief of Police)
120 N 6th St,
Independence, KS, 67301

Inman Police Department
Mike Akins Jr(Chief of Police)
117 S Main,
Inman, KS, 67546

Iola Police Department
Jared Warner(Chief of Police)
2 W Jackson,
Iola, KS, 66749

Junction City Police Department

210 E Ninth St,
Junction City, KS, 66441

Kansas City Police Department
Rick L. Armstrong(Chief of Police)
700 Minnesota Ave,
Kansas City, KS, 66101

Kansas State University Police Department
R Grice(Director)
108 Edwards Hall,
Manhattan, KS, 66506

Kechi Police Department
Jason Doll(Chief of Police)
220 W Kechi Rd,
Kechi, KS, 67067

Kingman Police Department

120 N Spruce St,
Kingman, KS, 67068

Kinsley Police Department

721 Marsh Ave,
Kinsley, KS, 67547

Kiowa Police Department
Ryan F. Laney(Chief of Police)
1210 Main,
Kiowa, KS, 67070

La Crosse Police Department

1105 Main St,
La Crosse, KS, 67548

La Cygne Police Department

PO Box 600,
La Cygne, KS, 66040

Lansing Police Department
Steve Wayman(Chief of Police)
800 1st Terrace,
Lansing, KS, 66043

Larned Police Department

419 Broadway,
Larned, KS, 67550

Lawrence Police Department
W Ronald Olin(Chief of Police)
111 E 11th St,
Lawrence, KS, 66044

Leavenworth Police Department
Patrick Kitchens(Chief of Police)
601 S 3rd St Suite 2055,
Leavenworth, KS, 66048-1970

Leawood Police Department
John M Meier(Chief of Police)
9617 Lee Blvd,
Leawood, KS, 66206

Lenexa Police Department
Ellen Hanson(Chief of Police)
12500 W 87th St Pkwy,
Lenexa, KS, 66215

Lewis Police Department
Kevin Smith(Chief of Police)
221 S Main Street,
Lewis, KS, 67552

Liberal Police Department
Alan Sill(Chief of Police)
325 N Washington,
Liberal, KS, 67901

Lindsborg Police Department

102 S First St,
Lindsborg, KS, 67456

Louisburg Police Department
Ron L Anderson(Chief of Police)
5 S Peoria,
Louisburg, KS, 66053

Lyndon Police Department
Darrel J. Manning(Chief of Police)
730 Topeka Ave,
Lyndon, KS, 66451

Lyons Police Department
Chris Detmer(Chief of Police)
303 E Main St,
Lyons, KS, 67554

Maize Police Department
Matthew Jensby(Chief of Police)
10100 W Grady Ave,
Maize, KS, 67101

Marion Police Department
Michel Soyez(Chief of Police)
112 N Fifth St,
Marion, KS, 66861

Marysville Police Department
Todd R Ackerman(Chief of Police)
207 South 10th Street,
Marysville, KS, 66508

McPherson Police Department

1177 W Woodside,
McPherson, KS, 67460

Meade Police Department

PO Box 338,
Meade, KS, 67864

Medicine Lodge Police Department
Brian Miller(Chief of Police)
114 West First,
Medicine , KS, 67104

Merriam Police Department
Tim Burnett(Chief of Police)
9010 W 62 St,
Merriam, KS, 66202

Minneapolis Police Department

209 N Sheridan St,
Minneapolis, KS, 67467

Mission Police Department
Randal D Wilson(Chief of Police)
6090 Woodson Rd,
Mission, KS, 66202

Moran Police Department
Shane Smith(Chief of Police)
339 N Cedar,
Moran, KS, 66755

Moundridge Police Department
Jay Kessler(Chief of Police)
225 S Christian,
Moundridge, KS, 67107

Mulvane Police Department
David Williams(Chief of Police)
211 N 2nd St,
Mulvane, KS, 67110

Neodesha Police Department

108 S 4th St,
Neodesha, KS, 66757

Newton Police Department
James Daily(Chief of Police)
120 E 7th St,
Newton, KS, 67114

Nickerson Police Department
Larry Eckhoff(Chief of Police)
5 W Ave B,
Nickerson, KS, 67561

North Newton Police Department

2601 N Main,
North Newton, KS, 67117

Norton Police Department
Pat Morel(Chief of Police)
301 E Washington,
Norton, KS, 67654

Nortonville Police Department
Michael A Henning(Chief of Police)
407 Main Street, PO Box 177
Nortonville, KS, 66060-0177

Oakley Police Department

209 Hudson Ave,
Oakley, KS, 67748

Oberlin Police Department

107 W Commercial St,
Oberlin, KS, 67749

Olathe Police Department
Steve Menke(Chief of Police)
501 E 56 Highway,
Olathe, KS, 66061

Onaga Police Department

319 Prospect Street, PO Box 298
Onaga, KS, 66521

Osage City Police Department
Fred Nech(Chief of Police)
201 South 5th St,
Osage , KS, 66523

Osawatomie Police Department
(Chief of Police)
509 5th St,
Osawatomie, KS, 66064

Osborne Police Department

128 N First St,
Osborne, KS, 67473

Oswego Police Department

703 Fifth St,
Oswego, KS, 67356

Ottawa Police Department
Dennis P Butler(Chief of Police)
715 W 2nd Street,
Ottawa, KS, 66067

Overbrook Police Department
Edward Harmison(Chief of Police)
102 W Santa Fe Trail, Box 288,
Overbrook, KS, 66524

Overland Park Police Department

12400 Foster,
Overland Park, KS, 66213

Oxford Police Department
Kirk Ives(Chief of Police)
PO Box 337, 121 S Sumner
Oxford, KS, 67119

Paola Police Department
Dave Smail(Chief of Police)
805 N Pearl,
Paola, KS, 66071

Park City Police Department
William Edwards(Chief of Police)
6110 N Hydraulic,
Park City, KS, 67219

Parsons Police Department
Scott D. Gofourth(Interim Chief)
217 N Central,
Parsons, KS, 67357

Peabody Police Department
Bruce F Burke(Chief of Police)
300 N Walnut St,
Peabody, KS, 66866

Perry Police Department
Ramon Gonzalez(Chief of Police)
115 Elm Street,
Perry, KS, 66073

Pittsburg Police Department
Mendy D Hulvey(Chief of Police)
PO Box 611, 201 N Pine
Pittsburg, KS, 66762

Plainville Police Department

222 W Mill St,
Plainville, KS, 67663

Prairie Village Police Department
Wes Jordan(Chief of Police)
7710 Mission Rd,
Prairie Village, KS, 66208

Pratt Police Department

303 S Oak St,
Pratt, KS, 67124

Protection Police Department
Darren Konrade(Chief of Police)
108 W Walnut, PO Box 7
Protection, KS, 67127

Quinter Police Department

409 Main St,
Quinter, KS, 67752

Richmond Police Department
Steve Weese(Chief of Police)
PO Box 174, 109 E Central Street
Richmond, KS, 66080

Riley County Police Department
Bradley J Schoen(Director)
1001 S Seth Child Rd,
Manhattan, KS, 66502

Roeland Park Police Department

4600 W 51st St,
Roeland Park, KS, 66205

Rolla Police Department
Kent C Hagman(Chief of Police)
302 Washington Street,
Rolla, KS, 67954

Rose Hill Police Department
Robert Sage(Chief of Police)
125 W Rosewood,
Rose Hill, KS, 67133

Rossville Police Department
Jason Connell(Chief of Police)
527 Pearl St,
Rossville, KS, 66533

Russell Police Department
Larry Vaughan(Chief of Police)
339 E 8th Street,
Russell, KS, 67665

Sabetha Police Department
Dennis L Thompson(Chief of Police)
805 Main St,
Sabetha, KS, 66534

Sac and Fox Police Department
Kirby Robidoux(Chief of Police)
401 North Arch Street,
Reserve, KS, 66434

Saint John Police Department

115 E 4th St,
Saint John, KS, 67576

Saint Marys Police Department

412 W Bertrand Ave,
Saint Marys, KS, 66536

Salina Police Department

255 N 10th St,
Salina, KS, 67401

Scott City Police Department

301 Court St,
Scott City, KS, 67871

Sedan Police Department

211 W Main St,
Sedan, KS, 67361

Sedgwick Police Department

511 N Commercial,
Sedgwick, KS, 67135

Seneca Police Department

212 N 6th St,
Seneca, KS, 66538

Shawnee Mission School District Police Department
Steve Beck(Chief of Police)
7235 Antioch Road,
Overland Park, KS, 66204

Shawnee Police Department
Charles Clark(Chief of Police)
6535 Quivira Rd,
Shawnee, KS, 66216

Silver Lake Police Department
Randall L Call(Chief of Police)
230 West Railroad Ave, PO Box 92
Silver Lake, KS, 66539

Smith Center Police Department
Jamie Marshall(Chief of Police)
119 W Court St,
Smith Center, KS, 66967

South Hutchinson Police Department
Scott Jones(Chief of Police)
10 E Blanchard,
South Hutchinson, KS, 67505

Spring Hill Police Department
Richard Mann(Chief of Police)
19010 Madison St, PO Box 424
Spring Hill, KS, 66083

St Francis Police Department
Shane Guggenmos(Chief of Police)
209 E Washington St, PO Box 517
Saint Francis, KS, 67756

Stafford Police Department

112 W Broadway St,
Stafford, KS, 67578

Sterling Police Department
Eddy Truelove(Chief of Police)
118 N Broadway Ave,
Sterling, KS, 67579

Stockton Police Department

115 S Walnut,
Stockton, KS, 67669

Tonganoxie Police Department

603 E 4th St,
Tonganoxie, KS, 66086

Topeka Police Department
Ron Miller(Chief of Police)
320 S Kansas Ave Ste 100,
Topeka, KS, 66603

Towanda Police Department
Erik King(Chief of Police)
110 S Third,
Towanda, KS, 67144

Troy Police Department

137 W Walnut St,
Troy, KS, 66087

Udall Police Department
John Adams Jr(Chief of Police)
110 S Main,
Udall, KS, 67146

Ulysses Police Department
Alan Olson(Chief of Police)
210 E Central Ave,
Ulysses, KS, 67880

University of Kansas, Kansas City Campus Police Department
Rick Johnson(Chief of Police)
3901 Rainbow Blvd,
Kansas City, KS, 66160

Valley Center Police Department

616 E 5th St,
Valley Center, KS, 67147

Valley Falls Police Department

303 Oak St,
Valley Falls, KS, 66088

Victoria Police Department
Cole Dinkel(Chief of Police)
206 Marc Wagner Drive,
Victoria, KS, 67671

WaKeeney Police Department
Terry Eberle(Chief of Police)
525 Warren Ave,
WaKeeney, KS, 67672

Wakefield Police Department
Jeff Doonan(Chief of Police)
609 Grove St, PO Box 326
Wakefield, KS, 67487-0326

Walton Police Department
Eric Reed(Chief of Police)
122 Main, PO Box 200
Walton, KS, 67151

Wamego Police Department
Michael Baker(Chief of Police)
408 Elm Street,
Wamego, KS, 66547

Wellington Police Department
Michael Keller(Chief of Police)
200 N C Suite 100,
Wellington, KS, 67152

Wellsville Police Department

730 S Main,
Wellsville, KS, 66092

Westwood Police Department

4700 Rainbow Blvd,
Shawnee Mission, KS, 66205

Wichita Police Department
Norman D Williams(Chief of Police)
455 N Main St,
Wichita, KS, 67202

Wilson Police Department

2511 Avenue F,
Wilson, KS, 67490

Winfield Police Department

812 Millington St,
Winfield, KS, 67156

Yates Center Police Department
Lyle Kee(Chief of Police)
117 E Rutledge St,
Yates Center, KS, 66783

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The state of Kansas is also called "The Sunflower State (official); The Wheat State" . Their moto is Ad astra per aspera. The official languages are English. Before statehood it was called Kansas Territory and it was admissed to union in January 29, 1861 (34th). Kansas's government is comprised of the Governor, who is currently Sam Brownback (R), Lieutenant Governor, who is currently Jeff Colyer (R), Senators: Pat Roberts (R), Jerry Moran (R), House Delegation: Tim Huelskamp (R) Lynn Jenkins (R) Kevin Yoder (R) Mike Pompeo (R) (list).The legislature is Kansas Legislature.

Total area for Kansas is 82,277 sq mi (213,096 km) (Ranked 15th in the U.S.). The width is 417 miles (645 km) and the length is 211 miles (340 km). In terms of latitude and longitude we have: 37° N to 40° N and 94° 35′ W to 102° 3′ W. According to the 2010 United States Census, the total population is 2,871,238 (2011 est) (Ranked 33rd in the U.S.). The highest point is Mount Sunflower 4,041 ft (1232 m) and the lowest point is Verdigris River at Oklahoma border 679 ft (207 m).

The abbreviations used for this state are KS US-KS. Additional information and the official website of the state is found at www.kansas.gov.

Kansas (/ˈkænzəs/) is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. It is named after the Kansas River which flows through it, which in turn was named after the Kansa Native American tribe, which inhabited the area. The tribe's name (natively kką:ze) is often said to mean 'people of the wind' or 'people of the south wind,' although this was probably not the term's original meaning. Residents of Kansas are called 'Kansans.' For thousands of years what is now Kansas was home to numerous and diverse Native American tribes. Tribes in the Eastern part of the state generally lived in villages along the river valleys. Tribes in the Western part of the state were semi-nomadic and hunted large herds of bison. Kansas was first settled by European Americans in the 1830s, but the pace of settlement accelerated in the 1850s, in the midst of political wars over the slavery issue.

When officially opened to settlement by the U.S. government in 1854, abolitionist Free-Staters from New England and pro-slavery settlers from neighboring Missouri rushed to the territory to determine if Kansas would become a free state or a slave state. Thus, the area was a hotbed of violence and chaos in its early days as these forces collided, and was known as Bleeding Kansas. The abolitionists eventually prevailed and on January 29, 1861, Kansas entered the Union as a free state. After the Civil War, the population of Kansas grew rapidly, when waves of immigrants turned the prairie into farmland. Today, Kansas is one of the most productive agricultural states, producing high yields of wheat, sorghum and sunflowers. Kansas is the 15th most extensive and the 33rd most populous of the 50 United States.

For millennia, the land that is currently Kansas was inhabited by Native Americans. The first European to set foot in present-day Kansas was Francisco Vásquez de Coronado, who explored the area in 1541. In 1803, most of modern Kansas was secured by the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase. Southwest Kansas, however, was still a part of Spain, Mexico, and the Republic of Texas until the conclusion of the Mexican-American War in 1848. From 1812 to 1821, Kansas was part of the Missouri Territory. The Santa Fe Trail traversed Kansas from 1821 to 1880, transporting manufactured goods from Missouri and silver and furs from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Wagon ruts from the trail are still visible in the prairie today.