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KPR Staff Fri, 09/13/2013 - 14:15

Q: This southeast Kansas community calls itself the "Pecan Capital of Kansas." Can you name it?(Flickr Photo by Joey Rozier)

 
A: Chetopa
 

Cherokee...

KPR Staff Fri, 09/06/2013 - 14:15

Q: This community claims to have the only ROUND “town square” in all of Kansas. Can you name it?Blue Rapids' town square is actually a circle. (Photo by Tom Parker)

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KPR Staff Fri, 08/30/2013 - 14:15

Q: The mascot for this Kansas high school comes from a short story written by Edgar Allen Poe in 1843. What’s the name of the Kansas community where the high school mascot is “The...

KPR Staff Fri, 08/23/2013 - 14:15

Q: Baseball was played in Kansas as early as 1867 when the Frontier Baseball Club was organized. In which city was that first Kansas baseball club organized?Evan Kvasnicka, whose unif...

KPR Staff Fri, 08/16/2013 - 14:15

Q: A series of new U.S. postage stamps was released this month (August 2013) honoring America’s industrial-era workers. The “Made in America” stamps show black and white photos of men...

KPR Staff Fri, 08/09/2013 - 14:15

Q: In the late 1890s, many Kansans believed there was gold in western Kansas. Prominent Topeka residents even purchased land in Trego and Ellis counties to set up mining operations. But it ...

KPR Staff Fri, 08/02/2013 - 14:15

Q: This musician, born in Ottawa, has played bass guitar for a number of rock stars, including Peter Frampton. In fact, this musician’s first recorded work with Frampton was on the wildly...

KPR Staff Fri, 07/26/2013 - 14:15

Q: Everyone knows the highest point in Kansas is Mount Sunflower. At more than 4,000 feet above sea level, it’s the highest elevation in the entire “western Kansas mountain range....

KPR Staff Fri, 07/19/2013 - 14:15

Q: In 1954, more than 62,000 people toured a structure in Johnson County to get a glimpse of modern living in the Atomic Age. What is this place that people stood in line to see – a...

KPR Staff Fri, 07/12/2013 - 06:00

Q: Where will you find a city sign that says: “There will always be HOPE in Kansas?” The city of Hope, in Dickinson County, Kan. Date Original: 1908. (Photo via Wichita State Unive...

KPR Staff Fri, 07/05/2013 - 14:16

Q: A company in southeast Kansas is the nation’s top distributor of consumer-grade fireworks. What’s the name of this company and where is it located? (Photo via sxc.hu)

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KPR Staff Fri, 06/14/2013 - 14:15

Q: The Sunflower Music Festival wraps up Saturday night at White Concert Hall at Washburn University in Topeka. Who was the first conductor of the Festival?Sunflower...

KPR Staff Fri, 06/07/2013 - 14:15

Q: This actor and martial arts expert spent some of his childhood in Kansas. As a teenager, he lived in Prairie Village. His given name is “Carlos” but you probably know him better by a...

KPR Staff Fri, 05/24/2013 - 14:15

Q: Long before KU named an institute after him, this retired KU professor spent two years as a prisoner of war in World War II. In fact, he wa...

KPR Staff Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:15

Q: Who was the first Kansan to win the Pulitzer Prize?
An informal view of newspaper editor William Allen White (1868-1944) standi...

KPR Staff Fri, 05/10/2013 - 14:15

Q: It was this week, 186 years ago, that one of the nation’s most important military forts was established. What’s the name of the frontier for...

KPR Staff Fri, 05/03/2013 - 14:15

Q: The first recorded photograph of a tornado was taken - where else - in Kansas… on April 26, 1884. In which Kansas county was it taken?
A.A. Adams, Garnett, Kan., photographed this t...

KPR Staff Fri, 04/05/2013 - 14:30

Kansas Trivia, Veterans' Cemeteries, Fort Riley, Fort Dodge, Winfield, Wakeeney

KPR Staff Fri, 03/29/2013 - 14:15

Q: The KU women’s basketball team is playing in the Sweet 16! This Sunday, the Jayhawks will take on Notre Dame. This year marks the 4th time the KU women have made it to the NCAA’s Sweet ...

KPR Staff Fri, 03/22/2013 - 14:15

Q: In the Alfred Hitchcock movie Vertigo, actress Kim Novak plays a character who claims to be from a town in Kansas. That same Kansas town is the sett...

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