On January 29, 1861, Kansas is admitted into the Union and officially becomes the 34th state. Kansas' capital is Topeka.
Kansas' state seal has many different depictions within it:
- uses 34 stars to represent that it is the 34th state.
- has a farmer using 2 horses to plow a field.
- shows Native Americans herding buffalo on horses.
- has a steamboat on the river.
- shows 2 wagons being pulled by oxen along the Oregon Trail
Kansas has many State Symbols. The state bird of Kansas is the Western Meadowlark. The state animal is the Buffalo. The state flower is the Sunflower. The state reptile is the Ornate Box Turtle.