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Cities- Dodge city, Wichita
Year of statehood-1861
Motto-To the stars through difficulties – ad astra per
Flower- Native Sunflower
5 other facts-24 state parks, state tree is the cottonwood,
state animal is the buffalo, state reptial is the ornate box turtle, famous for
Last full day in New Orleans......the girls drove out of the city to the plantations along the river about an hour away. We did two tours and both were so informative about the beginnings and paths that slavery took. The Creole people set up these plantations all along the banks of the Mississippi and once their plantations grew they needed staff to work them. Most farmed sugar cane, pecans and fruit but ...
... s. The second floor wasn't accessible on the tour for fire code reasons, but the guide was quick to confirm that the bedrooms were small and were efficiently used for the sleeping of this large family.
The museum was fairly good sized. It has a lot of boards with the timeline of WWII. Obviously, the dominating events in Ike's life were those surrounding his ascension to the commanding general of the Normandy ...
We are trying to drive as much as possible for the next few days. Today's journey took us from St. Louis, Missouri, to Salina, Kansas.
Lots and lots of farmland folks, lots and lots!
We crossed the Missouri River twice today, once in the sunshine, once in the rain.
As we approached the Missouri and Kansas border, we came ...
... to Tucson or stop in Branson, Missouri...the latter on my bucket list...Once I was relieved of the girls, my mind started to focus on home in Virginia...Needed to ready my home for the real state market and the move to Richmond, VA later this year....This stop was at 500 miles from home.. ...