Kansas Day

Last Saturday (Jan 29) we celebrated Kansas’s 150th birthday.

To do this, we took a trip out to the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, where there are buffalo, you know, roaming. What could be more Kansas than driving around in a rusty old truck trying to find buffalo, right? (Or I suppose they could be bison, not sure what the difference is). Thanks to Paul’s trusty binoculars, from the lookout tower we could see some “little dots.” We think they were buffalo.

More important (and very telling of Kansas Culture) was the monument we saw at the wildlife refuge.

Image courtesy of a friend who thinks photo credits are lame.

You read that right–the first known white child to be born in McPherson county. He really had to work hard for that honor, you know.

Do you know when your state’s next big important birthday is?


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Staci blogs about travel at TheVoyageer.com.

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