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This black and white postcard shows two automobiles in route to the New York and San Francisco world's fairs along Kansas U.S. 50 near Kinsley, Kansas. This junction of the highway was considered the halfway point between New York and San Francisco, California. In the background, highway markers estimate the traveling distance to New York, San Francisco, California and Kinsley, Kansas.
In describing Kansas transportation past and present, the automobile is an important innovation. Use this photograph in a sequence of how cars have changed over time.
Item Number: 219435
Call Number: FK2.E1.55 A *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 219435
Built Environment - Areas of Significance - Transportation
Built Environment - Function - Transportation - Road-Related (Vehicular)
Collections - Photograph
Curriculum - 2nd Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - Individuals and developments (Benchmark 1) - Transportation in Kansas (Indicator 1)
Date - 1930s - 1939
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Postcard
Places - Cities and towns - Kinsley
Places - Counties - Edwards
Places - Other States - California - San Francisco
Places - Other States - New York
Thematic Time Period - Great Depression and Dust Bowl, 1929-1941
Transportation - Automobiles
Transportation - Roads & Highways - Traffic signs and signals
Type of Material - Postcards