What state is Wichita located in?
Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. state of Kansas
and the county seat of what?
A: Sedgwick County.
As of the 2020 census what was the population of the
A: It was 397,532.
What was the populations of the Wichita metro area?
A: It had a population of 647,610 in 2020.
Wichita began as a trading post on what trail?
A: The Chisholm Trail in the 1860s.
When was it incorporated as a city?
A: In 1870.
It became a destination for cattle drives traveling
north from Texas to what?
A: Kansas railroads.
It earned what nickname?
Wyatt Earp served as a police officer in Wichita for
how long before going to Dodge City?
A: One year.
In the 1920s and 1930s, businessmen and aeronautical
engineers established aircraft manufacturing companies in Wichita, including
A: Beechcraft, Cessna, and Stearman.
The city became an aircraft production hub known as
A: The Air Capital of the World.
Textron Aviation, Learjet, Airbus, and Boeing/Spirit
AeroSystems continue to do what?
A: Operate design and manufacturing facilities in Wichita, and the city remains a major center of the American aircraft industry.
Several airports located within the city of Wichita
A: McConnell Air Force Base, Colonel James Jabara Airport, and Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport, the largest airport in Kansas.
As an industrial hub, Wichita is a what?
A: A regional center of culture, media, and trade.
It hosts several universities, large museums, theaters,
parks, shopping centers, and entertainment venues, most notably what?
A: Intrust Bank Arena and Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center.
Archaeological evidence indicates human habitation near
the confluence of the Arkansas and Little Arkansas Rivers, the site of
present-day Wichita, as early as when?
A: 3000 BC.
In 1541, a Spanish expedition led by explorer Francisco
Vázquez de Coronado found the area what?
A: Populated by the Quivira, or Wichita, people.
Conflict with the Osage in the 1750s did what?
A: Drove the Wichita further south.
Prior to European settlement of the region, the site
was in the territory of whom?
A: The Kiowa.
Claimed first by France as part of Louisiana and later
acquired by the United States with the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, it became
part of Kansas Territory when?
A: In 1854 and then the state of Kansas in 1861.
The Wichita people returned in 1863, driven from their
land in Indian Territory by whom?
A: Confederate forces in the American Civil War.
During this period, trader Jesse Chisholm established a
trading post at the site, one of several along a trail extending south to
A: Texas which became known as the Chisholm Trail.
In 1867, after the war, the Wichita returned to what?
A: Indian Territory.
In 1868, trader James R. Mead was among a group of
investors who did what?
A: Established a town company, and surveyor Darius Munger built a log structure for the company to serve as a hotel, community center, and post office.
That summer, Mead and others organized the Wichita Town
Company, naming the settlement after what?
A: The Wichita tribe.