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Kansas Poetry
"Nothing in the Paper" by Albert Stroud
Verdigris Valley Verse
(Coffeyville, Kansas: The Journal Press. 1917)
One of many poems in the Poetry collection on Blue Skyways. 
Sunflower--© Diane Howell Sunflower--© Diane Howell
KANSAS: Ad Astra Per Aspera
 
34th state: January 29, 1861 Area: 82,264 square miles   
 
Population: (1900) 1,470,495  ·  (1990) 2,447,574  ·  (2000) 2,688,418  ·  (2010) 2,853,118
State Capital:  Topeka
Governor: Sam Brownback

Motto: Ad Astra per Aspera  (To the stars through difficulties)
Kansas Symbols:
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Soil
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Cotton-
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