A Brief History of Kansas
- The state of Kansas was originally opened up for settlement in 1854 and was organized as the Kansas Territory. It was the first state that the government allowed “popular sovereignty” to decide whether it would be a slave state or a free state; this experiment ultimately led to pro-abolitionists from Maine and pro-slavery advocates from Missouri to flock into the state and settle, ultimately clashing for several years during the time known as Bleeding Kansas. For almost six years the area would see near-constant violence as the debate over slavery raged. Finally, in early 1861, Kansas was admitted to the Union as a free state; three months later the Civil War would ravage the country and put the issue of slavery to rest. After the war Kansas grew rapidly as settlers began to turn the vast prairies of western Kansas into farmland; today, the state is one of the most important breadbasket states in the U.S., producing vast amounts of wheat and sorghum.
What to Expect When Shipping to or from Kansas
- The state of Kansas is decidedly rural; outside of cities like Kansas City (ironically not as large as the one in Missouri), Topeka and Wichita, carriers don’t really like to travel to. Kansas only has two interstates running through it; however, its east-west interstate is I-70, which is one of the most important transportation corridors through the Midwest and several cities lie along the interstate including Lawrence, Topeka and Kansas City. Some carriers run along I-35, which runs southwest from Topeka down into Wichita and then down into Oklahoma City, but on the whole Wichita is not a popular auto transport location and not a lot of carriers run along that route. You should expect higher prices per-mile to or from Kansas than most other routes of the same distance, and carrier availability may be decreased as fewer carriers like running to or from Kansas in general.
How to get a Free Car Transport Kansas Quote
- If you are interested in getting a free car transport quote to ship your vehicle to or from Kansas, Webster Hauling can help you with it. We work with the best carriers in the car transport industry to get your vehicle moved from wherever you need it picked up from to wherever you need it shipped to. You can call us at 888-333-6343 for a free car transport quote, or you can take a minute to fill out our free online quote request form to the right and get a quote emailed to you within the next hour. We here at Webster Hauling are proud to help you with all your car transport or vehicle shipping needs, so call or fill out our form today to get the best service from one of the best companies in the industry.