Manhattan Local Customs

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  • One of the original fan sites for the wildcats!
    One of the original fan sites for the...
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  • A firm handshake with Mr. K-State
    A firm handshake with Mr. K-State
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    The tallest building in Manhattan!

    by aphrodyte Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Tallest building in Manhattan

    Grain Marketing and Production Research Center...

    The research center's is administered by the Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Their programs are geared towards solving problems relating to the conservation, production, harvesting, storage, marketing, and utilization of grain. Their research emphasizes maximizing nutritional value, consumer acceptance, and end-use performance while conserving resources and maintaining overall quality during handling, conditioning, and storage.

    Pictured here, is the 156-foot high grain elevator and a grain storage capacity of approximately 50,000 bushels.

    Yeah...I just put this in here because this is the tallest building here and it's near my parent's home. Funny that the tallest building here is a grain elevator!

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    Cowboy Hats and Belt Buckles

    by foxglove23 Written Jan 19, 2006

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    Unlike my hometown in eastern Kansas, you'll see many people in Manhattan wearing cowboy hats and boots. My first class at K-State was the first time I saw anyone using chewing tabacco (beware the pop bottles with brown juices in them!). I suppose this is what most people imagine midwesterners to be like, but it was new to me!

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    Seen through purple and white colored glasses!

    by aphrodyte Written Jul 26, 2003

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    One of the original fan sites for the wildcats!

    The closer you are to Manhattan the deeper you get into wildcat country. You will an abundance of powercat logos and wildcat trademarks. Too many to count. And with the exception of the Minnesota Vikings, we have the market cornered on the color purple.

    In the past there has been a deep aversion to the Kansas Jayhawks. (And that is putting it mildly.) However, we recently have had some confrontation with the Nebraska Cornhuskers which has caused some burning resentment. Many do not know why...but let me tell you, it might have been the defacing of our big Manhattan sign. Some idiot, i mean Cornhusker fan, decided to paint the last 'n' in the sign red...well they didn't bring enough red, so they turned it pink.

    Wildcat fans know that there are other very good colleges and college fans out there and have respected them in our own way...except for the Chickenhawks...um Jayhawks. That's just a rival that we cannot overcome.

    Anyway, please respect the fans.

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    Ernie Barrett...Mr. K-State!

    by aphrodyte Written Jul 10, 2003

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    A firm handshake with Mr. K-State

    An All-state basketball star at Wellington High School and a basketball All-American at Kansas State, Ernie Barrett will forever be known as "Mr. K-State" for his ties to the University which span six decades beginning in 1947.

    His legendary "radar shot" described his ability as a long-range shooter which propelled the Wildcats into the title game where they lost to Kentucky, in 1951. He was named the most valuable player at the East/West All-Star game in Chicago following his senior year. The first-round draft pick of the Boston Celtics, he played two seasons in the National Basketball Association. Following his NBA career, he returned to K-State as assistant basketball coach. Barrett also oversees fund-raising projects for K-State's Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. His job is to find donors and to oversee the projects to which they have donated.

    Well-known for his firm handshake, Barrett believes that K-State is great because of its people.

    "I still feel the strength of Kansas State is its people, no matter what they contribute. We need to get as many people involved as we can," Barrett said, "I've been fortunate to be along for the ride. All of my years I've done nothing but make K-State No. 1."

    His 8 foot bronze statue, which features a likeness of Barrett extending his hand for his legendary palm-crushing handshake, was unveiled on May 1999. It stands at the west side of Bramlage Coliseum.

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    All I can say is there is a...

    by donovanel Written Aug 25, 2002

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    All I can say is there is a mean lady that works at the gas station off of Kimberly Avenue--granted it was 3am when I went to fill my gas tank (no I had not been drinking, I was leaving to drive home), but she was so snotty to me...very rude.

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    The “K-State Wildcats” are...

    by donovanel Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The “K-State Wildcats” are members of the Big 12 Athletic Conference and have championship football and basketball teams. You will see 'wildcats' printed everywhere. Also--the term POWER CAT is used in conjunction as a term for their mascot--knowing this can eliminate any confusion. There is a story behind this one...trust me...but I think my boyfriend would be pretty embarrassed if I told it...

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    On country roads look for mail...

    by brdwtchr Written Aug 25, 2002

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    On country roads look for mail boxes designed to look like barns, pigs, fish, or what ever the owner enjoys.

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