Greensburg, Kansas

What is Greensburg, Kansas known for?

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: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. publisher Standard Publishing Company author Blackmar, Frank Wilson year 1912 pages 792 Greensburg was named for D. R. "Cannonball&quot; Green, who owned a stagecoach company and who helped to form the city. History of Greensburg, KS, Blue Skyways, 2006-05-18. Accessed 2008-05-07.<

it the first city in the nation to do so. Greensburg is rebuilding as a &quot;green" town, with the help of Greensburg GreenTown, a non-profit organization created to help the residents learn about and implement the green living initiative.

historic building

OF INSTRUCTIONS *** -- Gallery Image:Greensburg, Kansas 2007May09 - after tornado.jpg Marine One, carrying President George W. Bush, flies over Greensburg after the destructive tornado. Image:S.D. Robinett Building.jpg The S.D. Robinett Building, the only historic building in downtown Greensburg to survive the tornado. Image:Arts Center Greensburg, Kansas, Photo by Eric Ascalon.jpg Greensburg's arts center, constructed after the tornado to environmentally stringent LEED


' town. A documentary (Documentary film) on its reconstruction, called ''Greensburg (Greensburg (TV series))'', aired on Planet Green, a sister network of Discovery Channel. Another documentary, ''Earth 2100'', drew attention to Greensburg as "the green town" that was built after the devastating 2007 tornado. The ABC (American Broadcasting Company) film suggested a fictionalized, future Greensburg as a model showing how American towns can successfully implement green


Greensburg is also home to the world's largest hand-dug well (Big Well (Kansas)). History The first settlement was made at Greensburg in 1885.

% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.6% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over. Attractions Greensburg is home to the world's largest hand dug well (Big Well (Kansas)). Work had begun on the well in 1887 to provide water for the steam engines of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad. When the well was completed in 1888 it was deep and

event record

Service title Event Record Details url http: cgi-win wwcgi.dll?wwevent~ShowEvent~657501 accessdate 2007-04-12 Kansas Governor (Governor of Kansas) Kathleen Sebelius and President (President of the United States) George W. Bush both declared Kiowa County a disaster area, <

national association

'''Greensburg''' is a city in, and the county seat of, Kiowa County (Kiowa County, Kansas), Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census (2010 United States Census), the city population was 777.

exceptional events

Fujita Scale EF5 tornado (May 2007 Tornado Outbreak) tore through Greensburg, Kansas. On these days, it was apparent that conditions were ripe for tornadoes and CAPE wasn't a crucial factor. However, extreme CAPE, by modulating the updraft (and downdraft), can allow for exceptional events, such as the deadly F5 tornadoes that hit Plainfield, Illinois on August 28, 1990 and Jarrell, Texas on May 27, 1997 on days which weren't readily apparent as conducive to large tornadoes. CAPE was estimated to exceed 8,000 J kg in the environment of the Plainfield storm (Plainfield Tornado) and was around 7,000 J kg for the Jarrell storm (Central Texas tornado outbreak). - The '''Big Well''', in Greensburg, Kansas, USA, is a water well that was designed to provide water for the Santa Fe (Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway) and Rock Island (Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad) railroads. Big Well official homepage It was built in 1887 at a cost of $45,000, and served as the municipal water supply until 1932. The 1998 tornado (Late-May 1998 tornado outbreak and derecho) that hit Spencer, South Dakota, killing 6 people, the 2000 tornado (Pine Lake, Alberta Tornado) that hit a campground (Pine Lake, Alberta), killing 12 people, the 2007 tornado (May 2007 tornado outbreak) that hit Greensburg, Kansas, killing 11 people, the Elie, Manitoba tornado that hit Elie, Manitoba in 2007 with no fatalities, and the 2009 tornado (Southern Ontario Tornado Outbreak of 2009) that hit Durham, Ontario, killing one person, are not listed because none of these tornadoes hit a metropolitan area that had a population higher than 50,000. The Southern Ontario Tornado Outbreak of 2005 that hit Toronto was not confirmed and is therefore not listed.

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title Unusual meteorite found in Kansas url http: 2006 TECH space 10 16 meteorite.kansas.ap index.html accessdate 2006-10-17 archiveurl http: web 20061023184828 http: 2006 TECH space 10 16 meteorite.kansas.ap index.html archivedate 2006-10-23 The town serves as a time station for the annual Race Across America, a transcontinental bicycle race.

early show

the broadcast to Baghdad and Damascus for a week of programs which took a first look at the progress made by the "surge (Iraq War troop surge of 2007)" and originated from across the country. The program then proceeded to Syria and was highlighted by an enlightening rare interview with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Kaplan was named interim Executive Producer of ''The Early Show'' for 10 weeks (which he ran while also EP-ing the Evening News) as it struggled through


400 Kansas.JPG thumb right US 54 400 (U.S. Route 400) a few miles west of Pratt, Kansas. At Dodge City, US-283 jogs east. It meets with U.S. Route 400 (U.S. Route 400 (Kansas)), but the two highways do not stay joined for long; US-400 splits and heads southeast towards Greensburg (Greensburg, Kansas), while US-283 continues eastbound past the Dodge City Regional Airport. After passing the airport, the route then bends northeast before joining U.S. Route 50 (Kansas) U.S. Route

Greensburg, Kansas

'''Greensburg''' is a city in, and the county seat of, Kiowa County (Kiowa County, Kansas), Kansas, United States.

In the evening of May 4, 2007, Greensburg was devastated by an EF5 (Enhanced Fujita Scale)

Greensburg is also home to the world's largest hand-dug well (Big Well (Kansas)).

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