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Pop quiz: What Kansas state symbols do you know?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on July 12, 2012

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Photo of Mike Lavoy

“I know the sunflower is the state something. And the state bird is the Jayhawk? I guess not, because it isn’t real. We haven’t been in Lawrence long.”

Photo of Tanner Mulford

“The sunflower of course. And I think the state bird is the meadowlark.”

Photo of Clara Lehr

“The box turtle, the salamander, the sunflower, the buffalo.”

Photo of Kendra Noll

“The horned toad, the mocking bird, the sunflower, the box turtle … and the state soil is sandy loam.”


riverdrifter 3 years ago

OK, answer me this: Who/what is the state turd of Kansas?

Gart 3 years ago

Not really sure. But, just like the Indian standing on top of the Capital with the arrow pointing up, so are taxes? Must be sign....

RoeDapple 3 years ago

July 12th is Cow Appreciation Day.

LadyJ 3 years ago

So are we suppose to hug a cow or eat beef? About the only beef I can afford is off a dollar menue somewhere.

RoeDapple 3 years ago

Not really sure. I was going to go "vegan" for 24 hrs. It lasted until 3AM

gphawk89 3 years ago

...and from the same area, postrocks.

gphawk89 3 years ago

And let's not forget the Garden of Eden, the Statue of Liberty, and the geodetic center of the US. Maybe they're not "symbols" but all fun things to visit on one daytrip.

rockchalker52 3 years ago

The state flour is wheat & the state restaurant is Mexican.

johnwoods 3 years ago

All depends on your definition of a Kansan. They did call him Osawatomie Brown. Yes, he was only in the state a few years.

So, is Eisenhower a Kansan?

RoeDapple 3 years ago

Ornate box turtle is the state reptile

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 3 years ago

The state flower is also classified as a noxious weed.

johnwoods 3 years ago

Are you sure of that? I don't think it is in Kansas. Maybe in Missouri and Iowa.

labmonkey 3 years ago

I know you hate Brownback, but c'mon, no matter what you think of him, he in no way beats out Fred Phelps.

RoeDapple 3 years ago

State senators are Pat Roberts, Jerry Moran. For now.

RoeDapple 3 years ago

I was born in Missouri. But my folks moved to Kansas in 1960. Hopefully before any permanent damage was done. Or not.

GreenEyedBlues 3 years ago

Three reptiles are listed up there. Who's lying? Can someone fact-check that 10th grader?

RoeDapple 3 years ago

"riverdrifter - OK, answer me this: Who/what is the state turd of Kansas? "

Buffalo scat

trinity 3 years ago

Cawker City and that ginormous ball o'twine. :)

Aw damn, Andini beat me to it. :(

billbodiggens 3 years ago

I was in Sharon Springs years ago, and as luck would have it, I asked directions to Mt. Sunflower from probably the only person west of Hays who had never heard of the thing. Go figure.

rockchalker52 3 years ago

The State Highway is under construction.

rockchalker52 3 years ago

In the match between Brown & Nation, can she carrie a hatchet?

johnwoods 3 years ago

Only if Brown can carry his Pike

somedude20 3 years ago

I have seen lots of these in this state

Linda Aikins 3 years ago

Great stuff, gang! Hi everyone!

I suggest in light of the drought, we change the state song words to "And the skies should be cloudy all day."

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