"Purple Pride - Aggies on the Loose!" Top 5 Page for this destination Manhattan by yooperprof
Manhattan Travel Guide: 106 reviews and 219 photos
Wearing purple is never out of fashion in Manhattan Kansas, especially in the collegetown area of Aggieville.
I grew up in Kansas, but in the far east part, the sylvan suburbs of Shawnee Mission. Manhattan always seemed impossibly "western" - though really, it's only about 140 miles from Johnson County.
I was always told that "Aggie" is a reference to "Agriculture". Kansas State University was often referred to as "Silo Tech" by the urbane sophisticates of Lawrence, where my older brother and sister matriculated. There's more than a mild rivalry between KU and KSU. It wouldn't be a good idea to shout "Rock Chalk Jayhawk" in a crowded bar here.
I stopped by Manhattan while on my summer drive in 2006. I had lunch with Natasha S., a friend of mine who is a former Yooper. She's having a great time working on her masters in Cultural Studies here. They have quite a good program.
Manhattan is close to the wide-open spaces of the Flint Hills, one of the last remaining undisturbed Prairies in North America.
I met my friend Natasha for lunch at the So Long Saloon, which has the reputation of having the best burgers and fries... more travel advice
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