Kansas Forever Stamp

I just wanted to share with you the great stamp design that I got to mail out the membership renewals. This stamp is in honor of the state of Kansas and has both a traditional water pumping windmill used by many farmers all over the frontier and some of the giant windmills or wind turbines that you will see driving to most Laura homesites. (There is an especially thick grouping of them near Lake Benton, Minnesota off of Highway 14 between Walnut Grove and De Smet.)

And while we’re on the subject of LIWLRA membership renewals, I wanted to make sure that everybody saw that we got the password cleared off the membership form, so you can renew now at any time. Just in case you missed them, you can find a list of the membership benefits here. Again all Charter Memberships expire July 1, 2011.

Sarah S. Uthoff blogs at TrundleBed Tales; look for her on Twitter and YouTube and Blog Talk Radio
Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association, Vice-President and Membership Chair

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2 comments on “Kansas Forever Stamp
  1. Dr Laura says:

    Thank you Sarah for sharing this information. As a Kansan, I am very proud of my state. I think we have it all: prairie, rural areas, metropolitan areas, high desert, hills, flat lands, culture and kitch. I was born the year of our centennial, 1961 and have lived here the past 50 years. For more information on the Kansas sesquetennial go here:

    http://ks150.kansas.gov/Pages/default.aspx

    85 miles or so north and west of Independence there is a huge wind farm called the Elk River Wind Farm. I love driving east on Highway 400 and seeing these magnificent structures. I know that some have protested the building of wind farms in our Flint Hills saying that they detract from the beauty of the area. I think they enhance the beauty in a unique way. If you’ve never seen a wind farm up close, you need to visit one. It is a symbol of progress on our Kansas prairie.

  2. Eddie says:

    I am hoping to add Kansas to my US schedule for LP 2012, so your comment has got me more excited about that, Dr Laura, thank you! If there are any other must-sees (so far, it’s just LHOTP on the list), do please pass them on 🙂

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