This week we have a #throwback post about the Kansas State Rifle Association logo. Thank you to past President Patricia Stoneking on tracking down this historical design created for the KSRA.
A little history about the KSRA and this logo design:
The Kansas State Rifle Association was formed in 1928 by a group of high power rifle enthusiasts. In the 1950s, the association was reorganized, incorporated, and expanded to include all shooting interests.
According to records, the KSRA logo was designed by Ernest G. Peck, a Kansas artist and competitor. The red background symbolizes Kansas’ bloody Civil War past. The bison played a role in the settling of the state, serving as a source of food, shelter, and fuel, as well as an economic resource. The Sharps Rifle symbolizes the prominent role firearms and marksmanship played in early Kansans’ lives. From Beecher’s Bible to the firearms in use today, Kansans have kept guns around for sport, recreation, provision, and protection.