Pittsburg in Crawford County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
During the latter half of the 19th century and the early part of the 20th century a diverse population of European immigrants came to Southeast Kansas in search of a better life. The first view of Pittsburg for many was from the depot of the Frisco Railroad and their accommodations were the Europe Hotel.
Battling hard times and cultural barriers these men and women were a part of the great melting pot that was the United States of America. Through their perseverance, determination and hard work, one-third of the nation's coal was mined in this area which helped Kansas become an industrial force. They left behind a unique cultural richness and hope for each new generation.
Location. 37° 24.553′ N, 94° 42.348′ W. Marker is in Pittsburg, Kansas, in Crawford County. Marker is on 2nd Street near Broadway Street (U.S. 69), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburg KS 66762, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Amazon Army (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander Howat (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilkinson Coal Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Weir-Pittsburg Coal Field in Cherokee County (about 300 feet away); Frontenac, Kansas (about 400 feet away); Southeast Kansas Coal Mining (about 400 feet away); The Weir - Pittsburg Coalfield (about 500 feet away); The Freedom Tree (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Pittsburg.
Regarding Immigrant Park. The Crawford County Historical Museum in Pittsburg highlights the mining heritage of the region.
Also see . . .
1. 1905 History of Crawford County, Kansas. (Submitted on August 10, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Pittsburg-Weir Coalfield. (Submitted on August 10, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 746 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.