Kansas is in the process of phasing out interstate signs with the state name. (My collection).
(September 1999) Outside Baxter Springs, KS. Current style US shield featuring everybody's favorite number.
Older cutout US shield. This sign is Scotchlite reflectorized and is probably from the 1950's. Later signs omitted the "US". (Owner unknown)
Green signs were used to designated US-56 in Kansas until the early 1980's for some reason. This is a later cutout sign that omits the "US". These were probably used from late 1950's to the late 1960's. (Collection of Robert Edgar)
Current style Kansas route marker. This sign uses high-intensity "honeycomb" sheeting for better reflectorization. The pattern can be seen in the photograph (My collection).
Current three digit Kansas route sign with an extended version of the sunflower (or sawblade depending how you look at it). This sign is a little older and doesn't use the "honeycomb" sheeting. (My collection)
Older version of the sunflower sign with the state name. These were used from the late 50's into the early 70's. (Photo by Joe Koehler)
(November 2001) Chanute, KS. State route signs on big green signs feature a cut-out sunflower.