For Kansas to have a reputation as a boring flyover state, we have a surprising number of famous people born here. From doomed pilot Amelia Earhart to singer Janelle Monáe, rocker Joe Walsh to jazz great Charlie Parker, we have many celebrities calling Kansas home. Interestingly, however, the celebrity who is perhaps most closely associated with Kansas was not born within the Sunflower State borders. President Dwight D. Eisenhower was born in Denison, Texas, but was raised in the small town of Abilene, Kansas.

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