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State of Kansas

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State Flag: ( click here - for enlarged view)

On a navy blue field is a sunflower, the state flower. Also, the state seal and the words "Kansas". In the picture of the state seal are thirty-four stars representing the order of statehood. Above the stars is the motto "To the Stars Through Difficulties". On the seal a sunrise overshadows a farmer plowing a field near his log cabin, a steamboat sailing the Kansas River, a wagontrain heading west and Native Americans hunting bison.

State Seal:

On May 25, 1861, the Kansas State Legislature adopted the state's seal. Per that resolution, the Great Seal of the State of Kansas would have this design: The east is represented by a rising sun in the right-hand corner of the seal; to the left of it, commerce is represented by a river and a steamboat; in the foreground, agriculture is represented as the basis of the future prosperity of the state by a settler's cabin and a man plowing with a pair of horses; beyond this is a train of ox-wagons going west; in the background is a herd of buffalo, retreating, pursued by two Indians on horseback; around the top is the motto, "Ad astra per aspera," and beneath a cluster of thirty-four stars. The circle is surrounded by the words, "Great Seal of the State of Kansas January 29, 1861."

State Nickname:

The nickname "Sunflower State" calls to mind the wild flowers of the plains of Kansas and the officially recognized state flower.

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