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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Kansas Trivia

K is for Kansas

Collecting Kansas trivia has always been a hobby of mine.  Today, I’d like to share some of it with you.

Q. What 1964 Kansas State University graduate won a silver medal in the 1976 Olympics in small bore rifle shooting?
A. Margaret Thompson

Q. What Kansas football legend was from Speed, Kansas?
A. Gale Sayers

Q. Who flew a Kansas made aircraft in breaking five world records for business jets?
A. Neil Armstrong

Q. What was Jim Ryun’s fastest running time for the mile?
A. 3:51.1 on July 17, 1966

Q. Where was the first indoor bathtub installed in Kansas?
A. Ames Hotel, Wamego (1870)

Q. Who founded Pizza Hut?
A. Frank & Dan Carney, Wichita

Q. Who was the first Christian martyr in the United States?
A. Father Juan de Padilla

Q. What president signed the bill to make Kansas an official territory?
A. President Franklin Pierce

Q. Which trail is sometimes called “The World’s most historical highway?
A. Santa Fe Trail

Q. Name the famous trail which extended for 2000 miles over half the continent and is referred to as “the second highway” through Kansas?
A. Oregon Trail

Q. Why did Kansans observe “Meatless Tuesdays” and “Wheatless Wednesdays” during World War I?
A. to conserve and economize

Q. The last Indian raid in Kansas was made in what year?
A. 1878

Q. The original  term “Jayhawk” referred to what?
A. an antislavery person

Q. Who was the retired farmer and disabled Civil War veteran who created the “Garden of Eden”?
A. Samuel Perry Dinsmore

Q. Where is the “Garden of Eden” located?
A.  Lucas, Kansas

Trivia found in the book Kansas Trivia, Kurt Parsons, Editor, KDS Publications, 1984, Wichita, Ks. 

1 comment:

  1. interesting! i always enjoy learning trivia:)
    Happy A-Zing!


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