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Automobiles, Kinsley, Kansas

Automobiles, Kinsley, Kansas
Date: 1939
This 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 is 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.


Half Way Park, Kinsley, Kansas

Half Way Park, Kinsley, Kansas
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s
This black and white postcard shows the Half Way Park sign in Kinsley, Kansas. The park is located along the juncture of Kansas U.S. Highway 50 and 56. The town of Kinsley, in Edwards County, is also the official half way point from New York City and San Francisco, California.


Half Way Park, Kinsley, Kansas

Half Way Park, Kinsley, Kansas
Creator: Baumer, Beverly
Date: Between 1960 and 1969
This black and white photograph shows the Half Way Park sign in Kinsley, Kansas. In the background the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #3424 is visible. The park is located along the juncture of Kansas U.S. Highway 50 and 56 . The town of Kinsley is also the official half way point from New York City and San Francisco, California.


Highway sign, Edwards County, Kansas

Highway sign, Edwards County, Kansas
Date: Between 1940 and 1949
This black and white photograph shows a highway shield for Kansas U.S. 50 near Kinsley in Edwards County. Above the highway marker, traveling distance is estimated for New York, San Francisco, California and Kinsley, Kansas. The highway runs through the central, southwest, and northeastern regions of Kansas.


Kansas Centennial sign on the Kansas Turnpike

Kansas Centennial sign on the Kansas Turnpike
Creator: Kansas Turnpike Authority
Date: Between 1959 and 1969
This black and white photograph shows two highway signs located along the Kansas Turnpike. The signs read "No Stopping on Pavement" and "Kansas Centennial 1961."


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