01. Kansas: The History of the Sunflower State, 1854-2000; Craig Miner (October 21, 2002), University Press of Kansas

02. The Conjectural Maverick, Maverick Trails

03. Maverick, Brasada Spur (1959), Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

04. Maverick, The Thirty-Ninth Star (1958), Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

05. Maverick, Hostage (1957), Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.




The 34th state of the United States of America, admitted into the Union on January 29, 1861.[1]


Named for the Kansa Indian tribe, meaning "people of the wind."[1]


Brasada Spur: In August of 1872,[2] Bart Maverick traveled[3] into eastward into Kansas on the Kansas Pacific Railroad to Junction City, where he then took the Brasada Spur[2] to King City. In September, he traveled to Chicago and back into Kansas and King City.[3]


The Thirty-Ninth Star: On a stagecoach ride[4] to Salt Lake City[2] on July 4, 1876,[2] Bart Maverick told to Judge Somervell that he was just passing through the territory on his way to Denver. Charles W. Farfan, who had lost $600 to Bart in a poker game the night before, emphasized that Bart was just passing through "like a Kansas twister."[4]


Hostage: In April of 1879,[2] Bret Maverick convinced Jody Collins that he and Brother Bart were professional criminals with the ruse of how the two of them had robbed a Cattleman's Bank in Newton, Kansas of $125,000.[5]

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