Kansas  

Kansas corn and Kansas wheat,
   Kansas rye and oats,
Kansas sugar-cane and beets,
   Kansas steers and shoats;
Kansas air and Kansas soil,
   Kansas sunny skies,
Kansas grit and Kansas toil,
   Kansas enterprise;
Kansas mines and Kansas mills,
   Kansas brawn and brain,
Kansas valleys, plains, and bills,
   Kansas sun and rain;
Kansas homes and Kansas farms,
   Kansas fruits and shades,
Kansas schools and Kansas marms,
   Kansas buxom maids;
Kansas culture, Kansas wealth,
   Kansas iron rails,
Kansas climate, Kansas health,
   Kansas empty jails,
Kansas books and Kansas press,
   Kansas prose and rhyme:
Kansas more, but never less–
   Kansas all the time.

W. F. Craig


 
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Barrington, F. H.
Kansas Day
(Topeka: Geo. W. Crane & Company. 1892)


 
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