This is the first direct swap postcard I have received. It comes from Lise of Kansas. She runs a postcard blog as well, Postcardswapific. You should go have a gander at her blog after you read this.

Kansas became the 34th state on January 29, 1861 and is the 15th largest state in the US. Prior to its admission into the Union the state was known as the Kansas Territory. This Territory was organized on May 30, 1854 and extended from the Missouri border west to the summit of the Rocky Mountains, much of present day Colorado was part of the Kansas Territory. Before the Kansas Territory there was the Louisiana Purchase, this is when the United States acquired French land in 1803. The acquisition included an unorganized territory which happened to encompass area known as Kansas.

Not to be out done, Kansas is an American rock band that formed in 1973 in Topeka, Kansas. Their hits include: “Carry on Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind”.

The Facts:
Other Party: Lisa D
Card Number: 0162
Average Color: 938F5C
Date Sent: August 14, 2013
Date Received: August 17, 2013
Sender Location: Scott City, KS
Receiver Location: Platteville, WI
Distance Traveled: 346 Miles
Average Speed: 115.3 Miles Per Day