But Fort Scott, as well as towns and cities across Kansas, are celebrating our state's 150th Birthday -- for on January 29, 1861, Kansas became the 34th State to enter the Union.
And what better way to celebrate a Sesquicentennial than with a cake -- and no ordinary cake. It's the work of famed cake artist Rebecca Sutterby of Sugar Creations. And it is truly a work of art!!!
We had a grand birthday party for Kansas today -- and although neither Husband Jim nor myself are Kansans by birth, our roots do go deep into Kansas. My ancestors arrived in Kansas long before she celebrated her 10th birthday and actually lived not far from where we do today.
The party was held at the Fort Scott National Historic Site -- and it was great to hear the crowd sing the State Song of Kansas -- Home on the Range before the birthday cake was cut and the celebration began!!!!
I must admit that although I'm not a Kansan by birth, Kansas is my favorite state. I'm joining Laurie at Bargain Hunting With Laurie for A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday