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Kansas City vs. Kansas City

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Two (Kansas) Cities

There ar 2 places within the Midwest named Kansas town, and that they each sit and prosper on the Missouri River…although on opposite sites. There’s the main metropolis of Kansas town, Missouri (population: 490,000), yet as Kansas town, Kansas (population: 152,000), that is truly and bewilderingly thought-about a part of the larger Kansas town, Missouri metropolitan area.

These 2 places sprung up severally of 1 another, that the reason for the 2 cities with an equivalent name isn’t like however Missouri’s St. Louis features a suburbia referred to as East St. Louis simply over the border in Illinois. (However, they’re terribly approximate — concerning 5 miles apart.) interestingly enough, and it sounds unreasonable, the Kansas town in Missouri was based before the Kansas town in Kansas. Missouri’s Kansas town started up in 1850, whereas the Kansas one was formally based in 1872, transfer along associate integration of smaller settlements in Wyandotte County.

According to native legend, one amongst the explanations why the new town named itself Kansas town (even tho’ the name was taken, then shut by) was resentment: The individuals there reportedly didn’t like however Missouri had a town named once their state. That it had been a significant, flush river-reliant town side insult to injury. So, they sought-after to steal back a number of the eye by intentionally making an attempt to confuse business and people to divert cash (and visitors) there.