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Odd Facts You Ought to Know - November 30, 2012

Q: Most land in Kansas is privately-owned. The largest area of public land in the state can be found in southwestern Kansas. What’s the name of this land?

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Cimarron National Grassland (Flickr Photo by BlackburnPhoto)

A: Cimarron National Grassland

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thumb CimarronNationalGrassland2_Flickr_BlackburnPhotoThe Cimarron National Grassland is located in Morton County, in extreme southwest Kansas, with a very small portion extending eastward into Stevens County. The Cimarron National Grassland is located near the Comanche National Grassland, across the border in Colorado. The Cimarron National Grassland is administered by the U.S. Forest Service, which has a local ranger office in the Morton County seat of Elkhart. The grassland is the largest area of public land in the state of Kansas.

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