Kansas: In 1803 the United States purchased Kansas from France as part of the Louisiana Purchase. Known as the "Sunflower State" Kansas also came to be called "Bleeding Kansas" because of the amount of violence the people endured during the Civil War. Kansas entered the Union on January 29, 1861 to become the 34th state.
The Geodetic Center of North America is about 40 miles south of Lebanon at Meade's Ranch. It is the beginning point of reference for land surveying in North America; meaning when a surveyor checks a property line, he is checking the position of property in relation to Meade's Ranch in northwest Kansas.
Civil War veteran S.P. Dinsmoor used over 100 tons of concrete to build the Garden of Eden in Lucas; even the flag above the mausoleum is made of concrete!
People in Kansas need countertops too, and there are plenty of places to supply them! You can find a list of countertop businesses in Kansas here.
This is a sneak peek at our efforts to compile the most complete list of countertop fabricators in the United States from A to Z. We will be working on Kentucky next and hope to give you a look at that list as soon as its available. And you will find it here first.
There are still some inconsistencies to the list, but we are working to correct them and I just couldn't wait to share it.
In coming weeks (and likely months), we will be compiling lists for all 50 states, and once we get them done, we will seek input from the industry to make sure everything is in order before we release the information to the public.
We think this is going to be very popular with the countertop community and very useful for those seeking new countertops.
Let us know what you think!