National Kansas Day!

Greetings from Kansas!

 

 

 

 

 

March 15th is National Kansas Day, where we celebrate and look back on historic events and achievements right here in Kansas! It’s also a great time to go out and support your local businesses and visit historical sites right here in our very own Sunflower State. With 730 cities, vast plains, and a population of over 2.9 million citizens, there’s a lot about our state to explore. Whether you’re a fellow Kansan yourself or a loyal reader from out of state, let’s take a dive into Kansas.

Facts About Kansas

  • Kansas had several popular movies filmed on its soil, such as, “The Wizard of Oz”, “Mars Attack!”, and “In Cold Blood”. While not filmed in the state, “Superman” and “Courage the Cowardly Dog” all take place in fictional towns set in Kansas.
  • Both Pizza Hut and White Castle were started in Kansas! While Pizza Hut still has several chains in the state, White Castle interestingly does not.
  • The ICEE was invented in Coffeyville, Kansas by Omar Knedlik. A frozen favorite!
  • William Purvis and Charles Wilson built a Helicopter in Goodland, Kansas and while the machine was not successful in flight, it did get to be America’s first patented Helicopter.

Events in Kansas History

All aboard, The Pony Express

The Pony Express, an 18-month long endeavor in America that took place before the invention of the telegraph. The purpose of the ride was to make the delivery of mail far quicker than what it was before. Between 1860 and 1861, over 40 Home Stations across 8 states housed horses and riders who would switch out every 12 – 15 miles to have mail delivered within a 10-day span. Home station No. 1 is in Marysville, KS.

Though it was far more expensive to use the service and the Pony Express eventually fell off the map once the Telegraph took off in 1860, we must give credit and thanks to Russell, Majors, and Waddell for their commitment and dedication fast mailings!

Huh…kind of like us!

A Modernized Pony Express

We might not deliver your mail for you on horses, but just like the inventors of the Pony Express, we strive to make your mailing hassles easier, quicker, and cheaper for you! With tons of different online mailing services offered, from tax forms and documents, direct mail marketing, statements and invoices, and even individual letters! You can be sure your mail gets wherever it needs to be at the costs and speeds you like to see!

And hey, why not check out what else we have to offer! Get in contact with us today to learn more or check out our other blogs!

Postalocity Blog – https://www.postalocity.com/news-blog/

Our Mailing Services – https://www.postalocity.com/types-of-mail/

CONTACT US – https://www.postalocity.com/contact-us/

By Micaela Dixon, Postalocity Translator / Published MARCH 6TH, 2023

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Sources:

https://www.visitmarysvilleks.org/attraction/pony-express-home-station-no-1/

https://www.kshs.org/p/dwight-eisenhower/19416

https://www.kshs.org/kansapedia/amelia-earhart/12041

https://www.kshs.org/kansapedia/james-naismith/12154

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

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