Leaving southern states in the late 1870s because of increasing discrimination, they became known as Exodusters.At the same time, the Chisholm Trail was opened and the Wild West-era commenced in Kansas.After the Civil War, many veterans constructed homesteads in Kansas.
From 1812 to 1821, Kansas was part of the Missouri Territory.
The Santa Fe Trail traversed Kansas from 1821 to 1880, transporting manufactured goods from Missouri and silver and furs from Santa Fe, New Mexico.
He was roundly condemned by both the conventional Confederate military and the partisan rangers commissioned by the Missouri legislature.
His application to that body for a commission was flatly rejected due to his pre-war criminal record.
Located in south-central Kansas, the Department provides law enforcement services to an area of 1,188 square miles adjoining Sedgwick County (Wichita).
For thousands of years, what is now Kansas was home to numerous and diverse Native American tribes.
Kansas was first settled by European Americans in 1812, in what is now Bonner Springs, but the pace of settlement accelerated in the 1850s, in the midst of political wars over the slavery issue.
When it was officially opened to settlement by the U. government in 1854 with the Kansas–Nebraska Act, abolitionist Free-Staters from New England and pro-slavery settlers from neighboring Missouri rushed to the territory to determine whether Kansas would become a free state or a slave state.
After the Civil War, the population of Kansas grew rapidly when waves of immigrants turned the prairie into farmland.
By 2015, Kansas was one of the most productive agricultural states, producing high yields of wheat, corn, sorghum, and soybeans.) is the 15th-largest state by area and is the 34th most-populous of the 50 states with a population of 2,911,641. Mount Sunflower is Kansas' highest point at 4,041 feet (1,232 m).
We provide preparedness training for the response agencies, civic groups and schools in our county.