Wikipedia:WikiProject Kansas

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This WikiProject was formed to foster better articles on the U.S. state of Kansas with a spirit of cooperation. This page and its subpages contain suggestions on formatting and layout of articles, which can be discussed at the project's talk page. To participate, simply add your name at the member section below.

Project Divisions[edit]

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WikiProject Divisions

  • Alerts - provides members of WikiProject Kansas with information about new discussions or collaborations.
  • Communities (talk)—Cities, towns, villages and boroughs
  • Physical geography (talk)— Regions, parks, climate, physical features
  • Transportation (talk)— Roads, trails, rail, ferries, and airplanes in and around Kansas
  • Culture (talk)— Music, art, icons, mass communication
  • People (talk)—Includes Kansas natives and those residents who have shaped Kansas
  • Government (talk)—Government: federal, state and local politics in relation to Kansas
  • History (talk)—History of Kansas during and prior to statehood
  • Economy (Talk)—Major Kansas industries, employers, trends, and history relating to the economy of Kansas

Article alerts[edit]

Categories for discussion

Good article nominees

Tasks and statistics[edit]


WikiProject statistics

Articles and system[edit]

Main page: 1.0 Editorial Team : Kansas articles

Featured articles[edit]

B-Class articles[edit]

Start articles[edit]


Open tasks for Wikipedia:WikiProject Kansas.
Edit or discuss these tasks.

Shortcuts: Recent changes | Categories | History

Stub links[edit]

WikiProject Link to Stubs

If the priority articles in the top of this page don't interest you, you can always expand one of these stubs.

Find a photograph[edit]

WikiProject Kansas Photographs

Many Kansas articles lack photographs: some of these can be found at Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in Kansas. If any are located near you, you can help Wikipedia by uploading a freely licensed photograph to Wikimedia Commons.

Please help take photos of various Kansas Courthouses that are missing.


Active members[edit]

To join WikiProject Kansas, edit this section and add # {{User|yourusername}} and any comments to the following list of members in alphabetical order by username.

  1. Aardvark92 (talk · contribs)
  2. Activist (talk · contribs) Have traveled most of the state including every Interstate mile. Interest in Government and communities.
  3. Bhall87 (talk · contribs) - Lawrence, Kansas, mainly interested in Kansas cities, Bleeding Kansas, Northeast Kansasand trying to get photos of places in Kansas. Also, I am doing a massive list of ghost towns in Kansas.
  4. Buaidh (talk · contribs) - Northwestern Kansas TerritoryHistory of the Territory of Kansas
  5. Couillaud (talk · contribs)
  6. Cuprum17 (talk · contribs) - S.E. Kansas
  7. FUBAR007 (talk · contribs) - Cities and towns in central and western Kansas
  8. Flibbert (talk · contribs)
  9. Haymaker (talk · contribs) - SE Kansas - Educational institutions, agriculture, SE Kansas in general
  10. ilamb94 (talk · contribs) - Wichita, Kansas, Interested in Kansas politics and Kansas towns.
  11. Jp07 (talk · contribs)
  12. Ks0stm (talk · contribs) - Salina, Kansas, Anything related to cities/towns/counties or central Kansas.
  13. L337p4wn (talk · contribs) - Wichita, Kansas
  14. Lithistman (talk · contribs) - Southwest Kansas, mainly interested in Dodge City-related articles, Bleeding Kansas, photographing places in Kansas, and Kansas history.
  15. marshan3q (talk · contribs) - Lawrence, Kansas Born in Topeka, raised all over the state by Kansas teachers (mother Kindergarten, father high school social studies). Fascinated by Kansas history, the history of the Free Staters, Jayhawkers, Lawrence, Topeka, and pretty much the entire state of Kansas. Trying to get photos of every city/community and Kansas and eventually would like to create a WikiBook on the state
  16. marasama (talk · contribs) - Wichita, Kansas
  17. Mdupont (talk · contribs) - Topeka, Kansas, Commons, Community.
  18. mateinsixtynine (talk · contribs) - Topeka, Kansas and northeast Kansas stuff.
  19. Moonraker0022 (talk · contribs)
  20. Mustang06 (talk · contribs)
  21. paulmcdonald (talk · contribs) - Overland Park, Kansas, working on Cloud County and college football articles for schools in Kansas
  22. Qqqqqq (talk · contribs) - Politics and license plates, specifically Political party strength in Kansas and Vehicle registration plates of Kansas
  23. Reddi (talk · contribs)
  24. Ryan2845 (talk · contribs)
  25. Sbmeirow (talk · contribs) - communities
  26. Spacefem (talk · contribs) - Wichita, Kansas, Particularly interested in cities, but I'll help out anywhere.
  27. Spacini (talk · contribs) - Manhattan, Kansas, Kansas in the Civil War & Kansas biographies.
  28. WTGDMan1986 (talk · contribs)
  29. WaltBren (talk · contribs) - Manhattan, Kansas, Interested in Bus and rail transportation in Kansas, as well as general articles.
  30. Wrad (talk · contribs)
  31. Baylor98 (talk · contribs) - Kansas City Metropolitan Area
  32. Arkoutdoors (talk · contribs) - south-eastern Kansas in particular, as well as Kansas geography, history and politics.
  33. Zamorakphat (talk · contribs) - Interested in Topeka and North Eastern Kansas
  34. Kmwebber (talk · contribs) -Interested in Kansas History, hoping to contribute to articles soon!
  35. Funplussmart (talk · contribs) -South central Kansas, particularly in the Wichita area.

Former participants[edit]

  1. Bjorklund_ks (talk · contribs) - Wichita, Kansas, Interested in Kansas sports history & Kansan athletes. - No edits since November 2009
  2. Burroughsks88 (talk · contribs) - No edits since August 2009
  3. CharacterZero (talk · contribs) - Only 1 edit (in March 2011) since November 2010
  4. Jwadeo (talk · contribs) - No edits since March 2009
  5. Kivaan (talk · contribs) - No edits since April 2008
  6. JKetchersid (talk · contribs) - Wichita, Kansas, Kansas Museums - No edits since January 2011

Member userbox[edit]

You may place {{User WP Kansas}} on your user page to display the following userbox:

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WikiProject Kansas.

This template will add your user page to:

For other Kansas user templates, please see:

Templates and infoboxes[edit]


WikiProject Kansas Infoboxes

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Infobox for use on regions, cities, and boroughs; placed at the bottom of article pages.


WikiProject Kansas Templates

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{{WikiProject Kansas|class=|importance=}}

Template showing an article, image, category, or template is part of this WikiProject. Placed at the top of talk pages, not articles.

After tagging an article, you can add it and its talk page to Wikipedia:WikiProject Kansas/Kansas recent changes if you want it to show up before the next update.

WikiProject Kansas (Rated Project-class)
WikiProject iconThis page is within the scope of WikiProject Kansas, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of the U.S. state of Kansas on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 Project  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
{{Kansas History}}

Template to categorize different periods in Kansas's history; placed toward the top of history-related article pages.

Important dates in Kansas's history
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July–August 1541 
Coronado explores Kansas
April 30, 1803 
Louisiana Purchase Treaty signed
May 30, 1854 
Kansas Territory organized
July 29, 1859 
Constitution adopted by convention
January 29, 1861
Kansas becomes 34th state
August 21, 1863
Quantrill's Raid on Lawrence
Spring 1879
February 19, 1881 
First state to Constitutionally prohibit alcohol
Populist Revolt
July 1951
Great Flood of 1951
May 17, 1954 
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka



Stub notice for Kansas articles not covered by one of the other stub categories; placed at the bottom of article pages


Stub notice for articles dealing with Kansas locations or geographical features; placed at the bottom of article pages


Stub notice for Kansas politicians; placed at the bottom of article pages


Stub notice for Kansas schools (but not colleges or universities); placed at the bottom of article pages

For Kansas-related articles needing a photograph, use {{Image requested|in=Kansas}} in the talk page, which adds the article to Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in Kansas. You can help Wikipedia by uploading freely licensed photographs for these articles to Wikimedia Commons.

The Free Image Search Tool may be able to locate suitable images on other web sites.

The Image Existence Checker shows articles in this list that have images.

{{Kansas Barnstar}} Award a barnstar to an editor who has added value to the project.
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The Kansas Barnstar is awarded to editors to recognize significant contributions to Kansas-related aticles.

Userbox templates[edit]

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{{Template:User Kansan}}
Flag of Kansas.svgThis user is a native of Kansas.
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Useful tips for "WikiProject Kansas" editors:

  • See Wikipedia:USCITY article for U.S. city guideline. This should be used for all U.S. communities, which includes incorporated cities, unincorporated cities, ghost towns, neighborhoods. Obviously, not all fields and sections apply in non-incorporated community articles. (tip by User:Sbmeirow)
  • Since some websites delete or move old webpages, it's best to archive the webpage AND add it to your references. This future-proofs your references, because if the old webpage goes away, then Wikipedia still has access to an archived copy. Instructions: 1) open up first webpage that you plan to use in your reference, 2) open up a second webpage to 3) paste first webpage box on right side under "Save Page Now" then press "Save Page" button and wait to backup the webpage, 4) open up wikipedia article that needs the reference, 5) edit the article, 6) click the cursor where you need to insert the reference, 7) choose a "Cite" template at the top of the edit window, 8) click "Show/hide extra fields" button (to show archive fields), 9) fill in fields, 10) click "Preview" button to make sure you haven't made a mistake, 11) click "Insert" button to insert the reference citation text into the edit window. (tip by User:Sbmeirow)


  • Wikipedia : The Missing Manual; John Broughton; O'Reilly Media; 312 pages; 2008; ISBN 9780596515164. (Download 24MB PDF eBook) (Online HTML eBook)


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