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41. The Huron cemetery in Kansas City, Kansas recently made national news when Leonard Bearskin proposed to build a bingo hall above the graves. The city and state governments became apoplectic and a rider was attached to a bill in the U.S. Congress to prevent this sacrilege.
42. Who was the first woman journalist graduated from KU and when. What was her home county and do you know her parents?
43. Since the very name of our state derives from an Indian tribe, the Kansa, it seems appropriate to ask for the names of all the Kansas counties that are also named for Indian tribes.
44. Who were the "BLOODY BENDERS", and in what county did they gain their fame?
45. Where and why is the 'Wind Gas Capital of the World'?
46. I've heard of some interesting school teachers but none as tantalizing as William Quantrill. Quantrill once taught school in Kansas. In what town did he teach?
47. With all of this travel talk, I'll stay in the same mode and ask about the Victory Highway, when was it opened and what do we know it as?
48. How, when, and where did Mr. William Cody get the nickname "Buffalo Bill"?
49. With all of the talk about brookville, I thought i'd ask if anyone knows either the name of the rooster or his owner who was used by warner pathe for the beginning of their newsreels around 1948.
50. (1) What church is the oldest established church in the State still in use? (2) Who were the first white settlers in Wyndotte County and how did this church memorialize them? (3) Who is the first white settler buried in the cemetery owned by this church?
51. Wyandotte County, Kansas is named for the Ouendat or Wyandot tribe of Indians, who were moved west from their original lands in Ohio and Michigan in 1842, and given 148,000 acres west of the Mississippi in exchange.
52. What Kansas town is named for the Spanish word for cement and why?
53. What is the state insect of Kansas?
54. Something happened in Sedgwick County, Kansas, on May 26, 1917. This happens in other places, too, and at different times (important enough to be recorded on the Internet); but the only other Sedgwick County listing was also on a May 26--May 26, 1973. What was it?
55. Since the glass factories in Independence were mentioned not long ago, I'll take my question from there. by 1910 there were 25 glass factories in this southeast Kkansas area. What brought this industry to that location in shortly after 1900?
56. On August 25, 1855, Kansas Territorial Governor Woodson issued a proclamation creating Arapahoe County within the Kansas Territory. That Kansas County no longer exists, but a constitutional convention was held in one of the towns in Arahapoe County in 1859. What was the name of the town and what was the constitution which was the subject of the convention?
57. With a full moon AND Hallowe'en just around the corner, I thought y'all might enjoy this trivia question:
58. His father was prominent Republican repeatedly elected to Congress. But his dream was to play soldier: charging ahead, dispatching the enemy, being feted by the nation. In fact he was rejected by West Point because of his grades; then tried KU but left due to lack of interest.
59. Seven [Kansas City] Chiefs have been elected to the Football Hall of Fame. Can you name one? (Extra bonus points if you pick the first one elected, and even more if you can explain why!)
60. Grasshopper Falls was renamed to what, and for what reason? Further, what is this municipality currently called?
Trivia Question #50: This church is no longer a Methodist Church and its original color (i.e., ______ Church) became the name for the community in Wyandotte County where it stands.
Trivia Question #57: The structure in which the young man is said to have died became the home of "The Purple Masque." You can head to the Flint Hills to visit the ghost -- west of Silver Lake on US24, past the Windmill, to Kansas' "Little Apple."