Why is it called Kansas City when it’s not even in Kansas? This questioned dominated our conversation as we made our way from Detroit to Kansas City, Missouri.
We researched this question, and we learned that there are actually two Kansas Cities; one in Kansas and one in Missouri. Did you know that Kansas City, Missouri was actually formed before Kansas became a state? The name “Kansas” came from the native Kanza tribe, and it was first given to the city in Missouri. As the city grew in popularity, the state of Kansas formed their own Kansas City in an attempt to merge their popularity with Missouri, and possibly annex their state border to include both cities. This move just made Kansas look silly and desperate, and no one took Kansas City, Kansas, seriously ever again.
We’ve learned a lot of things on our #DTRoadTrip, but the history of Kansas City has to be in our top five favorite lessons. Join us now as we explore the better of the two Kansas Cities, and catch up with DriveTime Kansas City’s Inspection Center team.