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Visit the Museum it is well worth the time.This is right on the old Santa Fe trail.Also I had the best Bar-B-Q any where.J...
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Midway USA

Address: 1021 U.S. 56
Kinsley, KS 67547


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Midway USA Sign      
Kinsley, Kansas, earned the name "Midway USA" in 1939 when it was featured on the Saturday Evening Post cover showing two cars, starting in Kinsley and going in opposite directions, both bearing a sign saying "World's Fair or Bust."   In 1939, there were two "World's Fairs": an eponymous one in New York, and the Golden Gate Exposition in San Francisco. 
But this phrase has a two-fold meaning.  At the turn of the century, six families from the area started large traveling carnivals, hence "Midway" graces the shingle of many businesses and has inspired murals and even a  Carnival Museum here.
Saturday Evening Post Cover
The sign and park are located at the juncture of U.S. 50 and 56 on the west edge of Kinsley.  The park features a rest stop complete with picnic tables, bathroom facilities, and playground equipment.  While you are there check out the steam engine and antique farm machinery.  All of this is available at no cost and open to the public 24 hours a day.
Check out the Edwards County Historical Society Museum for more information about "Midway USA".

contact info
Linette Miller
108 E. 6th Street
Kinsley, KS 67547
Phone: 877.464.3929
Fax: 620.659.3304
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