By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson)

LOVELAND, OH (January 29, 2024) – Today’s edition of Fun with Maps takes us straight into the flatlands of Middle America.


What can one say about Kansas?

It’s quite flat, and thus ideal for agriculture.

Its biggest name-sake city is in another state – well Kansas City is in two states – Kansas and Missouri, but the Missouri portion is larger in population. 

It is one of the few states able to claim a very famous rock group was named after it.

It is the 34th State, having joined on January 29, 1861.

And most importantly, it is home to Dorothy of Wizard of Oz fame.

Ruth White’s pictorial map of Kansas is shown here from 1938.

Kansas – Circa 1938 (Credit Steve Kovacs)

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

Visit his antique map boutique world-on-paper online. Watch for his daily feature Steve Kovacs: Fun with Maps here on Loveland Beacon.