|Ad Astra Per Aspera|
Name: people of the south wind (Dakota)
Distinction: Smith County, Kansas contains the "balancing point" of the forty-eight contiguous states.
Geographic Oddity: In Kansas,
near the center of Clay County is the town of Clay Center,
near the center of Rush County is the town of Rush Center,
near the center of Smith County is the town of Smith Center,
near the center of Trego County is the town of Trego Center, and
near the center of Woodson County is the town of Yates Center.
Famous Native: Jim Ryun ~ track star
Natural = Monument Rocks
Man-Made = the Salina grain elevators
Favorite City Name: Climax
Something you might hear a Jayhawker say:
"Hurry! Get in the storm shelter!"
Little Known Factoid: Despite the depiction you've seen . . .
|If I could live anywhere in Kansas, it would be in Dodge City, and a couple of times a year I would ride my horse over to the Big Well in Greensburg.|