I am wondering a little bit about the state flag of Kansas. I know that the Kansas state seal is what is depicted in the state flag, but were the designers of the state flag afraid to put its history into the flag due to the state being founded and known across the Union as Bleeding Kansas?
The only history I hear associated with the state of Kansas either concerns the founding of the state during the Civil War or it being the home state of President Dwight D Eisenhower. Besides those two historical tid bits there is little history I can see depicted in the flag.
That being said Bleeding Kansas was a very brutal area of the country during the early days of the Civil War, but it also established Kansas's place in the Union as a free state. I simply wonder if it was such a violent time in the state history that they chose to ignore it and not put it into their flag.