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Manhattan is a college town in Kansas. It is the home of Kansas State University.

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  1. A 30 foot tall statue of Johnny Kaw stands in Manhattan. The statue represents the importance of the Kansas wheat farmer.
  2. Fort Riley, between Junction City and Manhattan, was the cradle of the United States Cavalry for 83 years. George Custer formed the famed 7th Cavalry there in 1866.
  3. The American Institute of Baking is located in Manhattan.
  4. Manhattan is today best known as being the home of Kansas State University.
  5. Cassandra Peterson, an actress best known for her on-screen horror hostess character Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, was born in Manhattan.

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