Kansas

Kansas, the central State of the American Union; lies in the basin of the Kansas and Arkansas Rivers, between Nebraska on the N. and Oklahoma on the S., with Colorado on the W. and Missouri on the E. It is a rolling prairie, with a fine climate subject to occasional extremes, and a rainfall, except in some districts, sufficient; raises crops of grain and sugar, and affords excellent grazing ground. Pork and beef packing, flour-milling, and iron-founding industries are carried on. The State University is at Lawrence, an agricultural college at Manhattan, and good schools in every town. Previous to its admission to the Union in 1859 Kansas was the scene of violent conflicts between pro- and anti-slavery parties for five years. In the Civil War it joined the North. The capital is Topeka (31), and the largest other towns Kansas City (38) and Wichita (23).

Population (circa 1900) given as 1,427,000.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Kane, Sir Robert * Kansas City
Kames, Henry Home, Lord
Kampen
Kamptulicon
Kamthi
Kanara
Kanaris, Constantin
Kandahar
Kandy
Kane, Elisha Kent
Kane, Sir Robert
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Kansas City
Kant, Immanuel
Kaolin
Kapellmeister
Kapila
Kara
Kara Sea
Karaites
Karakorum
Karamsin

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Kansas in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable