Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 382,368. Located in south-central Kansas on the Arkansas River, Wichita is the county seat of Sedgwick County and the principal city of the Wichita metropolitan area. As of 2011, the metro area had a population of 630,721. The city was incorporated in 1870, based on the success of businessmen who came to hunt and trade with native populations. Its position on the Chisholm Trail made it a destination for cattle drives heading north to access railroads to eastern markets. In the 20th century, aircraft pioneers such as Clyde Cessna, Walter Beech and Bill Lear began projects that would lead to Wichita's nicknaming as the Air Capital of the World. The aircraft corporations Stearman, Cessna, Mooney and Beechcraft were all founded in Wichita in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Cessna and Hawker Beechcraft remain based in Wichita today, along with Learjet and Spirit AeroSystems,and both Airbus and Boeing maintain a workforce in Wichita. The city was also at one time the headquarters of the former Derby Oil Company, which was purchased by Coastal Corporation in 1988.
Several federal and state highways pass through Wichita. Interstate 35, as the Kansas Turnpike, enters the city from the south and turns northeast, running along the city's southeastern edge and exiting through the eastern part of the city. Interstate 135 runs generally north-south through the city, its southern terminus lying at its interchange with I-35 in south-central Wichita. Interstate 235, a bypass route, passes through north-central, west, and south-central Wichita, traveling around the central parts of the city. Both its northern and southern termini are interchanges with I-135. U.S. Route 54 and U.S. Route 400 run concurrently through Wichita as Kellogg Avenue, the city's primary east-west artery, with interchanges, from west to east, with I-235, I-135, and I-35. U.S. Route 81, a north-south route, enters Wichita from the south as Broadway, turns east as 47th Street South for approximately half a mile, and then runs concurrently north with I-135 through the rest of the city. K-96, an east-west route, enters the city from the northwest, runs concurrently with I-235 through north-central Wichita, turns south for approximately a mile, running concurrently with I-135 before splitting off to the east and traveling around northeast Wichita, ultimately terminating at an interchange with U.S. 54/U.S. 400 in the eastern part of the city. K-254 begins at I-235's interchange with I-135 in north-central Wichita and exits the city to the northeast. K-15, a north-south route, enters the city from the south and joins I-135 and U.S. 81 in south-central Wichita, running concurrently with them through the rest of the city. K-42 enters the city from the southwest and terminates at its interchange with U.S. 54/U.S. 400 in west-central Wichita.
"Several years ago on our way back from Kansas City, we passed through Wichita. We decided to make a stop as we were on the road for a good 5 hours straight. One of the appraisers said I heard a good place to eat is River City Brewery, so we decided to check it out. I was amazed of how well the food was and the atmosphere. While sitting there at the table with the other appraiser, I noticed a gentleman at the adjacent table talking about his insurance claim. I couldn't hear the type of vehicle, but by what he was saying I knew he was dealing with a total loss claim. Me being the kind of appraiser that likes to help customer out, I leaned over and said "excuse me are you dealing with an insurance claim?" The guy said "yah and the insurance company is really messing me over." We began to talk about the claim and what he was really hoping to get out of this. I told him we were all certified auto appraisers and that we are nationwide, so any location we have him covered. I gave him my business card and he said he would call me after the weekend. When I got back to our office on Monday; I already had a voicemail from this guy. Not only was he happy to have met me, he wanted to hire us for his total loss appraisal. I wanted to share this as I'm so amazed at how helping someone out will reward you in the future." Mark K - Kansas Appraiser
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