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‘Wonders of Kansas’ can’t slip by without comment

To the Editor:

You know what? I’m sorry, but I just couldn’t let Jon DeVos’ article on the Wonders of Kansas slip by without commenting on the fact that he did not mention a few minor things like: the largest rattlesnakes, the largest tumbling tumbleweeds, the most barbed wire fences, the highest snow drifts and road closures (in western Kansas) caused by 75 mph constant winds, and even the big dust bowl of quite a few years ago.

These (and many more) aren’t Wonders of Kansas that we talk about ” but they ARE wonders.

I’m guessing that Jon DeVos loves Kansas and considers it his home state, as does Kremmling’s Larry Banman. I know I do, and I’m proud of it.

Yes, I was raised in Kansas, and it’s a great place to be from ” and as far as I’m concerned, a long ways from.

I honestly do love Kansas, though.

I recall my dad trying to teach me how to pick a rattlesnake up by the end of its tail and crack its head off. My dad could do this, like he could crack a blacksnake whip, but I never could.

Yea, Kansas does have some wonderful wonders. A couple of my most fond memories are going with my parents when they’d take out-of-state visitors down in the salt mines at Hutchinson, where the state fair was always held, and down into the world’s largest hand-dug well in Greensburg.

By the way, I voted in the Kansas Sampler Foundation’s contest.

Happy Kansas Day, and Happy 147th birthday, Kansas.

Inell Harvey


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