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Kansas is a state in the Midwestern United States. Its capital is Topeka and its largest city is Wichita. Kansas is named after the Kansa Native American tribe, which inhabited the area. The tribe's name is often said to mean "people of the (south) wind" although this was probably not the term's original meaning. For thousands of years, what is now Kansas was home to numerous and diverse Native American tribes. Tribes in the eastern part of the state generally lived in villages along the river valleys. Tribes in the western part of the state were semi-nomadic and hunted large herds of bison.

Birthplace of

Vernon L. Smith, Vernon Lomax Smith, in Wichita, on 1 Jan 1927

Home To

Libertarian Party of Kansas, Wichita

Conferences and Conventions

Libertarian Party of Kansas, 2005 LPKS Annual Meeting/Convention, in Topeka, on 5 Mar 2005
Libertarian Party of Kansas, KSLP State Convention, in Topeka, on 29 Apr 2006

Measures of Freedom

Freedom in the 50 States 2015-2016 | Kansas | Cato Institute
2014: Overall rank: 16, fiscal policy rank: 33, regulatory policy rank: 4, personal freedom rank: 24, economic freedom rank: 17
LP State-by-State Membership Numbers [PDF], Libertarian Party News, Apr 2006
31 Dec 2005: Number of Members: 165


The Roots of Individualist Feminism in 19th-Century America, by Wendy McElroy
Introduction to Freedom, Feminism, and the State, a collection of 22 essays edited by McElroy
When the U.S. Deputy Marshall arrived in the small town of Valley Falls, Kansas, to arrest the staff of Lucifer, the co-editor, E.C. Walker, was nowhere to be found. He was already lodged in the Oskaloosa County Jail in the cell next to Lillian Harman, Moses Harman's 16-year-old daughter. The couple had been imprisoned for their non-state, non-church marriage of September 1886. ... In March 1887, the Kansas Supreme Court upheld this decision. In a contradictory ruling, the court held that the common-law marriage was legal but nevertheless punishable for violation of the marriage license statute.

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Kansas" as of 31 Oct 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.