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This is a photograph showing Vada Watson Hoskinson, Miss Kansas Wheat Girl, presenting President Calvin Coolidge with a small bag of wheat in observance of Kansas' sixty-fourth anniversary of statehood. The presentation took place on the steps of the White House. To the right of President Coolidge is Kansas U.S. Senator Charles Curtis and to Vada's left is Kansas U.S. Senator Arthur Capper. Vada, a native of Turon, Kansas was selected in 1925 as the state's first wheat girl through a contest sponsored by Kansas State University. During her reign, she traveled throughout the United States promoting the wholesome goodness of Kansas wheat.

Date: January 29, 1929

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Item Number: 307279
Call Number: B Curtis, Charles *43
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 307279

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