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Wichita is the largest city in Kansas, in the United States of America.

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  1. Dan and Frank Carney opened the first ever Pizza Hut in Wichita in 1958.
  2. In January 2013, Wichita police held a press conference to release the sketch of a suspect accused of tearing into and stealing marijuana bags in their evidence department building: a mouse.
  3. Wichita’s Chance Rides, formerly Chance Rides Manufacturing, is the world's leading manufacturer of amusement rides.
  4. The original Dennis the Menace comic strip was set in Wichita.
  5. Native Wichitan Hattie McDaniel became the first black performer to win an Academy Award in 1939 following her Best Supporting Actress win for “Gone With the Wind".

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