This whimsical postcard come all the way from Lisa of Postcardswapific from the Sunflower State, Kansas. Speaking of the nickname ‘Sunflower State’ I wonder just how Kansas gained its secondary nomenclature. Let’s find out, shall we?

Kansas Flag

Kansas’ State Flag

Well the answer it pretty straight forward. Sunflowers are very common in Kansas, so common in fact that the sunflower was adopted as the state’s official flower in 1903. Today the flower can be seen on the state’s flag and on the Kansas state quarter (along with a buffalo). The state’s previous nicknames included: “Garden of the West, “The Wheat State”, “The Cyclone State”, “The Central State”, and “The Grasshopper State” which really explains the postcard!

The Facts:
Other Party: Lisa D
Card Number: 0163
Average Color: B2ACAD
Date Sent: Unavailable*
Date Received: August 20, 2013
Sender Location: Scott City, KS
Receiver Location: Platteville, WI
Distance Traveled: Unavailable
Average Speed: Unavailable

* The postmark was not legible.