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ID: 7007254
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Kansas (state)  Kansas (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 38 40 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 38.6667  decimal degrees
Long: 098 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -98.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Had agricultural culture by 1200; inhabited by Kansa, Wichita, Pawnee & others when Spanish & French visited 17th-18th cen.; part of Louisiana Purchase 1803; tribes from N & E were forced here 19th cen.; had internal strife over slavery, fought for Union.

Names:
Kansas (preferred,C,V)  ............ name derived from the plural form of name for Kansa (or Kaw) Indian tribe
KS (C,V,USPS)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Kansas (state)  ............  Kansas (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, B)  ............  since January 29, 1861
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Kansas..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:461
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 29:372 ff.
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000316
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
KS..........  [VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1256
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 461; 1:461
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 372 ff.; 29:372 ff.
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000316
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1256
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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