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Galena in Cherokee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Route 66 Howard 'Pappy' Litch Park

Welcome To Galena Kansas

 
 
Route 66 Howard 'Pappy' Litch Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 12, 2020
1. Route 66 Howard 'Pappy' Litch Park Marker
Inscription.  
For many years, a large garage/service station stood at this location. The owner, Howard "Pappy” Litch, was an avid Galena historian. "Pappy” spent much of his life promoting his hometown and saving its history. To honor him for his lifetime of dedication to his hometown, the city built this park. On the exact location his garage once stood.

It is not only a place to remember “Pappy", but also a gathering place for the community and the many travelers of the Mother Road.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationIndustry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the U.S. Route 66 series list.
 
Location. 37° 4.568′ N, 94° 38.361′ W. Marker is in Galena, Kansas, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and West 5th Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 505 S Main St, Galena KS 66739, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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flies. Galena, Kansas (here, next to this marker); Galena Growth And Change (a few steps from this marker); Welcome To Galena (within shouting distance of this marker); Galena Chamber of Commerce, Galena, Kansas (within shouting distance of this marker); Mining And Its Impacts (within shouting distance of this marker); War Memorial (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Kansas Route 66 Historic District, East of Galena (approx. half a mile away); The Kansas Ozarks (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galena.
 
Route 66 Howard 'Pappy' Litch Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 12, 2020
2. Route 66 Howard 'Pappy' Litch Park Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 259 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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