List of city nicknames in Kansas

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This partial list of city nicknames in Kansas compiles the aliases, sobriquets and slogans that cities in Kansas are known by (or have been known by historically), officially and unofficially, to municipal governments, local people, outsiders or their tourism boards or chambers of commerce. City nicknames can help in establishing a civic identity, helping outsiders recognize a community or attracting people to a community because of its nickname; promote civic pride; and build community unity.[1] Nicknames and slogans that successfully create a new community "ideology or myth"[2] are also believed to have economic value.[1] Their economic value is difficult to measure,[1] but there are anecdotal reports of cities that have achieved substantial economic benefits by "branding" themselves by adopting new slogans.[2]

Some unofficial nicknames are positive, while others are derisive. The unofficial nicknames listed here have been in use for a long time or have gained wide currency.

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  1. ^ a b c Muench, David "Wisconsin Community Slogans: Their Use and Local Impacts" Archived 2013-03-09 at the Wayback Machine., December 1993, accessed April 10, 2007.
  2. ^ a b Alfredo Andia, Branding the Generic City :), MU.DOT magazine, September 10, 2007
  3. ^ Tagline Guru City Branding Survey, Tagline Guru website, accessed August 18, 2009
  4. ^ Baxter Springs Museum Retrieved 2008-02-21.
  5. ^ a b c d e Claims to Fame - Agriculture, Epodunk, accessed April 16, 2007.
  6. ^ a b c d Claims to Fame - Birds, Epodunk, accessed April 16, 2007.
  7. ^ a b Claims to Fame - Braggadocio, Epodunk, accessed April 16, 2007.
  8. ^ Ford County Historical Society - Dodge City
  9. ^ a b c d U.S. City Monikers, Tagline Guru website, accessed January 5, 2008
  10. ^ a b Claims to Fame - Animals, Epodunk, accessed April 16, 2007.
  11. ^ a b Claims to Fame - Business, Epodunk, accessed April 16, 2007.
  12. ^ a b Claims to Fame - Ethnic Groups, Epodunk, accessed April 16, 2007.
  13. ^ Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
  14. ^ http://got.net/~landauer/lists/CityOf.html (cf., "Kansas City, Kansas: Heart of America")
  15. ^ a b c Claims to Fame - Favorites, Epodunk, accessed April 16, 2007.
  16. ^ City of Lansing, Kansas - Community Profile
  17. ^ Lawrence-Journal World: River City Chronicles
  18. ^ Little Sweden: A Local Legacy America's Story website, The Library of Congress (accessed January 25, 2008)
  19. ^ Manhattan Convention & Visitors Bureau
  20. ^ a b "About Marion". City of Marion, Kansas. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  21. ^ Claims to Fame - Clothing, Epodunk, accessed April 16, 2007.
  22. ^ Claims to Fame - Food, Epodunk, accessed April 16, 2007.
  23. ^ The World Capital of Whatever, The New York Times by Harold Faber, September 12, 1993.
  24. ^ Claims to Fame - Activities, Epodunk, accessed April 10, 2008.
  25. ^ Top City Athletics, one of several businesses using the name