Did you know that Kansas is known as the Sunflower State? Well...you do now!
In honor of Kansas (not really) check out this CAS card.
I added a yellow gingham border, glittery flower border and a white ribbon. Pop dotted the sunflower and stamped LOVE and done! **snapping fingers**
If you're still reading, let me share this factoid about the state of Kansas. I NEVER knew until I just googled Sunflower State. Who knew Kansas used to be a "squatter sovereign state?" Read on to find out how and why. You'll be able to share this at your next party and impress EVERYONE.The Squatter State
Kansas was referred to as the "Squatter State" because of the new settlers that flocked into the new territory establishing claims to the land. Early squatters were from the slave state of Missouri. They moved in as quickly as possible to prevent the territory from being populated by people from free states, especially those from New England. Missouri squatters organized the Squatters Claim Association in 1854 in order to secure their claims to the land and prevent emigration from the northern states. Before any arrivals from the northern free states, nearly every man in west Missouri had staked a claim in the new territory of Kansas and become a "Squatter Sovereign" of the state. Almost all desirable land that was open to settlement had been claimed by pro-slavery Missourians.