Lawrence, Kansas sits in midway between Kansas City, Kansas and Topeka and is a diverse and cozy college town. Famous for the long and storied winning reputation of the Kansas University (KU) Jayhawks basketball history.
Historically, this city as an active part of the Underground Railroad and freedom fighters were often pitted against their slave-loving neighbors from Missouri.
Both the Oregon Trail and the Santa Fe Trails were well traveled through this state on the way to settle the west.
On an average year winter snow falls in mid to late December, but in February the tulips begin to re-emerge again.
Kansas remains part of a wide geographic region swath labeled as tornado alley which stretches from Texas in the South to North Dakota to the North, and Ohio in the East.