Kansas is America's 34th state. It gained its statehood on January 29, 1861. the state's nicknames are the sunflower state, Jayhawk state, and the wheat state. Kansas is the leading state in wheat production in the United States; thus, it does stay true to its nickname. Moreover, the state is, at times, referred to as "the wheat capital of the world."
Kansas has a long post office history. Some of the post offices were in existence since the early 1800s. The Blendon post office happens to be one of the early ones. It was established in 1875. Its establishment arose due to the railroad that got to Goddard.
During the great depression in America,26 Kansas post offices played a significant role in cheering the Americans up. During Roosevelt's administration, murals were put up to give Americans hope and make them lively and uplifted. Women were elevated during Roosevelt's administration as four of the artists who created the murals for the Kansas post offices were women.
In the Hutchison post office stands the "Threshing in Kansas" mural by Lumen martin winter. Oil on canvas mural entitled "Turning a Corner" stands in the Anthony united states post office. This mural shows three farmers employing a combine to thresh wheat. Joe jones made this mural in 1939 to show the economic background of the state.
Other historically significant post offices are the "Rural Free Delivery" by Kenneth Adams in the Goodland post office to commemorate the start of rural free delivery mail services in Kansas, Picnic in Kansas in the Horton post office, Kansas stream in the Belleville post office, Cowboys Driving Cattle in Caldwell United States post office among others.
Today, Kansas post offices are quite vibrant and offer numerous employment opportunities to a large portion of the Kansas residents. Most often, they operate on Mondays through Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm and on Saturdays from 9 am to 11 am.