In 2005, the same group that said the Kansas state flag was among the ugliest in the nation proclaimed Wichita as having one of the prettiest city flags in America.
In an Internet poll conducted in 2005 by the North American Vexillological Association — people who study flags — the Wichita flag was picked because of its simplicity and eye-catching design.
It finished sixth in a poll of 150 flags, behind those of Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Denver; Phoenix; and St. Louis.
Topeka, the only other Kansas entry in the competition, placed 46th.
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Question: What does the flag's American Indian image symbolize?
Answer to Wednesday’s question: In 1965, 7-Eleven began installing the machines in its stores. In 1967, corporate officials branded the drink Slurpee, because of the sound it made as it was sipped through a straw. They also began marketing the drink in distinctive flavors.
Omar Knedlik's machines soon found their way into other convenience stores throughout the world — serving the drinks at a cool 28 degrees.
Knedlik retired in 1967 after also inventing the Mix Blending Pump for serving soft-serve ice cream and the Ezee—Pour Tilting Rack.
Check back at Kansas.com Friday for the answer to today’s question.