It was the first state to institute a system of workers’ compensation (1910) and to regulate the securities industry (1911). Kansas was the first state to give black men the right to vote. Kansas also has the country’s third largest state highway system after Texas and California. This is because of the high number of counties and county seats (105) and their intertwining. Countryaah.com: Offers a full list of nationwide and statewide holidays in Kansas starting from January 1st – New Year’s Day. Also covers the most recent three years of public holidays within the state of Kansas.