crosses the same; thence west on said parallel to the eastern boundary of New Mexico ; thence north of said boundary to 38° N.; thence following said boundary westward to the east boundary of the Territory of Utah on the summit of the Rocky Mountains; thence northward on said summit to 40° N.; thence east on said parallel to the western boundary of the State of Missouri ; thence south with the western boundary of said state to the place of beginning.
The geodetic center of North America was located in Osborne County until 1983. Kansas is underlain by a sequence of horizontal to gently westward dipping sedimentary rocks.
The city also serves as the anchor city of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, second largest in Missouri, and largest with territory in Kansas (Wichita is the largest metropolitan area anchored in Kansas).
Included among K-State's tournament wins are some all-time classics, including an 83–80 win over Oscar Robertson's Cincinnati team in 1958, which Sports Illustrated called "the most exciting game of the 1958 season," and a 50–48 win over second-ranked Oregon State in 1981, which USA Today listed as one of the greatest games in NCAA tournament history.In the latter fifties and early sixties steam was adopted by the most enterprising ferrymen.With the coming of the missionaries and early settlers arose the necessity for permanent roads.Kansas City, Missouri officially incorporated on March 28, 1853.The territory straddling the border between Missouri and Kansas at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers was considered a good place to build settlements.The team also had some notably successful seasons before the creation of the NIT (1938) and the NCAA tournament (1939), including conference titles in 19 under coach Zora G. The Helms Athletic Foundation named Frank Reynolds the program's first All-American player in 1917, and the Premo-Porretta Power Poll retroactively ranked Kansas State #12 in 1910, #18 in 1916, #8 in 1917 and #7 in 1919.