Greensburg, Kansas

What is Greensburg, Kansas known for?


hit

: www.kansas.com 625 story 63289.html archiveurl http: web.archive.org web 20070509022331 http: www.kansas.com 625 story 63289.html archivedate 2007-05-09 tornado (May 2007 Tornado Outbreak) that traveled rapidly through the area, leveling at least 95 percent of the city and killing eleven people between the ages of 46 and 84.

; ref thumb left 250px City center, twelve days after the tornado struck (2007) (Image:Greensburg kansas tornado.jpg) At 9:45 p.m. CDT (Central Time Zone) on May 4, 2007, during a deadly tornado outbreak (May 2007 tornado outbreak), http: www.pratttribune.com articles 2007 05 07 news 00.txt Greensburg was hit by an EF5 (Enhanced Fujita Scale) tornado. The tornado was estimated to be in width — wider than the city itself — and traveled

of the American West. The shoot-out on February 27, 1887, with boosters — some would say hired gunmen — from nearby Leoti left several people dead and wounded. The tornado was the last official F5 to hit the United States with the old Fujita scale rating. The next category 5 tornado occurred on May 4, 2007


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Status url http: factfinder2.census.gov faces tableservices jsf pages productview.xhtml?pid DEC_10_PL_GCTPL2.ST13&prodType table publisher U.S. Census Bureau accessdate March 6, 2011 In the evening of May 4, 2007, Greensburg was devastated by an EF5 (Enhanced Fujita Scale)

; ref thumb left 250px City center, twelve days after the tornado struck (2007) (Image:Greensburg kansas tornado.jpg) At 9:45 p.m. CDT (Central Time Zone) on May 4, 2007, during a deadly tornado outbreak (May 2007 tornado outbreak), http: www.pratttribune.com articles 2007 05 07 news 00.txt Greensburg was hit by an EF5 (Enhanced Fujita Scale) tornado. The tornado was estimated to be in width — wider than the city itself — and traveled

for nearly . This was the first tornado to be rated EF5 since the update of the Fujita scale and the first "5" classification since May 3, 1999, when an F5 tornado ripped through Moore (Moore, Oklahoma), Oklahoma, as part of the 1999


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Oklahoma 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.


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.


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books cutler (Online HTML eBook) * ''Kansas : A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc''; 3 Volumes; Frank W. Blackmar; Standard Publishing Co; 944 955 824 pages; 1912. (Volume1 - Download 54MB PDF eBook), (Volume2 - Download 53MB PDF


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title Unusual meteorite found in Kansas url http: www.cnn.com 2006 TECH space 10 16 meteorite.kansas.ap index.html accessdate 2006-10-17 archiveurl http: web.archive.org web 20061023184828 http: www.cnn.com 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.


scientific publication

On October 16, 2006, a related smaller meteorite measuring 154 pounds (70 kilograms) was dug up near Greensburg ( ). The only scientific publication discussing time of impact suggests a terrestrial age of 20,000 years. Honda, M.; Caffee, M. W.; Miura, Y. N.; Nagai, H.; Nagao, K.; Nishiizumi, K. ''Meteoritics & Planetary Science'', 37:12, 1711-1728. It was once thought that its age was closer to 10,000 years.


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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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: 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.


film documentary

' 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, 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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