What has K&W seen in it’s 80 year history?
1) World War II
K&W was open before the entire beginning and end of WWII. That's big enough for the #1 slot on this list.
2) Man walked on the moon
This is one of the coolest moments of the 20th century, in our opinion. K&W was already 32 years old when this monumental event happened.
3) And all space travel/exploration for that matter...
We didn't even see a photograph of the Earth from space until 1946, when K&W was in business for 9 years already. This is years before Sputnik ushered in the Space Age, and decades before Hubble would return images like this from deep space.
4) Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz were released
K&W saw such timeless classics as these be released in 1939. Gone With The Wind became the iconic image for every fiery love affair. The Wizard of Oz goes on to boast some of the most loved songs in movie history, still to this day!
5) Invention of color TV
It would probably blow younger generations' minds, but TV wasn't always in color! The change to color TV was gradual, but many consider the start to be 1950, when the FCC approved the first color television. K&W was celebrating turning just 13 years old!
6) Kennedy Was Assassinated
Many who experienced this day still remember what they were doing at the moment they found out their president had been shot. This is not a happy event, but one that shaped our history. K&W was 26 years old.
7) Civil Rights 1964
Speaking of Kennedy, it was he who called for this legislation in a 1963 civil rights speech. He asked for a law "giving all Americans the right to be served in facilities which are open to the public—hotels, restaurants, theaters, retail stores, and similar establishments." K&W has always been ready to change with the times, and welcomed this progress eagerly.
8) Computers came into existence (and the internet)!!
It is hard to imagine a world without the internet, let alone a world without computers! How did businesses even function without them?? If you use the year personal computers were introduced to the public, K&W had already been operating without them for 38 years.
9) Cell Phones
Cell phones revolutionized communication. Today, early cell phones would be just a rudimentary relic compared to the computers we carry in our pockets. In fact, your smart phone has more computing power than NASA had the year they sent man to the moon. Now phones can find the nearest K&W in seconds... just saying.
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