Kansas City is a hearty Midwestern city in virtually the geographic center of the United States. The town originally was a small outpost at the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas Rivers, and the town flourished in the 19th Century as a jumping off point for settlers traveling west. It grew rapidly and today some 5 million people live in the greater Kansas City area. Today, Kansas City is known as the City of Fountains, with only Rome displaying more public water fountains. More...
Photo: This sculpture of a Shuttlecock in Kansas City can be found in the sculpture garden at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
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