My home state turned 150 today. I live within three miles of the First City in Kansas, also known as Leavenworth, and within ten miles of Fort Leavenworth, first established in 1827. Except for a dozen years spent in the Wichita area, I’ve lived in Leavenworth County, Kansas all my life.
For information on events occurring today to celebrate the sesquicentennial, visit the official Kansas 150 web site.
And don’t forget to sing our state song, the quintessential and unofficial anthem of the American West: Home on the Range