Have you heard? The new Kansas Official Travel Guides 2021 are here! And we have Byways of Kansas magazines free to patrons too. There is also a Bicycle Map, for those who want to enjoy cycling the great outdoors. Plan a day trip, pack a picnic and appreciate our great state. Kansas turns 160 January 29th. What a great way to celebrate! AmIright?
On January 29, 1861, Kansas is admitted to the Union as free state. It was the 34th state to join the Union. The struggle between pro- and anti-slave forces in Kansas was a major factor in the eruption of the Civil War.