In 1887, a group of men added a name Susanna M Salter to the mayoral ballot of Argonia, Kansas, as a joke intended to humiliate women. Instead, she won over 60% of the votes and became America’s first female mayor.
A 645-foot deep Kansas salt mine is used to store valuable items including many film negatives, such as “Gone With the Wind,” “Ben Hur,” “Star Wars,” “M*A*S*H” and “Journey to the Center of the Earth.”
In 1918, the geographic center of the United States was determined by balancing a cardboard cutout shape of the US on a point. It was accurate to within 20 miles.
Kansas is actually flatter than a pancake.