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Residents Celebrate Kansas' 153rd Birthday
By Felicia Lawrence
FRANKLIN, KS.--- Kansas residents have a huge reason to celebrate, the state is 153 years old today. Residents of Franklin, Kansas spent the day catching up with old and new friends at the Miners Hall Museum. They nibbled on sunflower shaped cookies, which is the state's flower and talked about the history of their families and what living in Kansas means to them. Miners Hall Museum also took this opportunity to formally introduce Sally York to the community. She will serve as the museum's new executive director.
"People could come and visit and talk about the history of their family, history of the area, whatever they felt like talking about. Just a come and go and meet and greet kind of thing," said Sally York, Miners Hall Museum Executive Director.
Kansas entered the union on January 29,1861.