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Kansas Trivia I
  The Oregon Trail passed thru six states, including Kansas. 
  There were no Indian attacks reported on the Oregon Trail thru the Kansas Territory.
  Cedar Crest is the name of the governor's mansion in Topeka, Kansas, the state capitol. 
  Barton County is the only Kansas county (out of 105 counties) that is named for a woman, the famous volunteer Civil War nurse Clara Barton.
  The Arkansas River may be the only river whose pronunciation changes as it crosses state lines. In Kansas, it is called the "Arkansas" (ahr-KAN-zuhs). On both sides of Kansas (Colorado and Oklahoma), it is called the "Arkansaw".
  Civil War veteran S.P. Dinsmoor used over 100 tons of concrete to build the Garden of Eden in Lucas, Kansas. Even the flag above the mausoleum is made of concrete.
  Handel's Messiah has been presented in Lindsborg, Kansas, each Easter since 1889.
  A monument to the first Christian martyr on U.S. Territory stands along U.S. 56 near Lyons, Kansas. Father Juan de Padilla came to the U.S. Territory with the explorer Coronado in 1541.
  Hutchinson, Kansas is nicknamed the "Salt City" because it was built above some of the richest salt deposits in the world. Salt is still actively mined, processed, and shipped from Hutchinson.
  There are 27 Walnut Creeks in the state of Kansas.