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5 Fun Facts About June 30 In Kansas History

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1. In 1913, the largest hailstone ever recorded fell in Coffeyville, Kansas, weighing in at 1.67 pounds.

2. On June 30, 1864, the Battle of Westport, also known as the "Gettysburg of the West," took place in Kansas City, Missouri, which is located just across the state line from Kansas.

3. In 1936, the last known wild wolf in Kansas was killed in Logan County.

4. June 30, 1995, marked the opening day of the Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan, Kansas, which is an interactive museum dedicated to the unique ecology and culture of the Flint Hills region.

5. On this day in 1934, outlaw Bonnie Parker and her partner Clyde Barrow were ambushed and killed by law enforcement officers near Sailes, Louisiana. Although this event took place outside of Kansas, Bonnie and Clyde gained notoriety in the early 1930s for their string of robberies and murders throughout the Midwest, including in Kansas.
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