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Overland Park, Kansas

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Overview

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overland_Park,_Kansas

Located in Johnson County, Overland Park traces its roots to 1905, with the arrival of its founder, William B. Strang Jr. who began to plot subdivisions along an old military roadway, which later became the city's principal thoroughfare. Strang developed large portions of what would later become downtown Overland Park.

On May 20, 1960 Overland Park was officially incorporated as a "city of first class". Overland Park officially became the second largest city in the state, following Wichita, Kansas, after passing Kansas City, Kansas in the early 2000s.

On April 13, 2014, a pair of shootings committed by a lone gunman occurred at the local Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City and Village Shalom, a local Jewish retirement community. A total of three people were killed in both shootings. The suspected gunman, described as a man in his seventies later identified as Frazier Glenn Miller, Jr., was taken into custody.

Overland Park was awarded “Best city to raise a family” and “One of the most popular cities for millenials” in 2018.

Links

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprint_World_Headquarters_Campus

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overland_Park_Jewish_Community_Center_shooting

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_%26_Veatch

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waddell_%26_Reed

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrellgas

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ash_Grove_Cement_Company

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netsmart_Technologies

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strang_Carriage_House