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Pittsburg in Crawford County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Pittsburg Kansas

 
 
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Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 17, 2011
1. Pittsburg Kansas Marker
Inscription.  
Founded in 1876 on lands formerly held by the Cherokee Indian Nation. Pittsburg became an early center for railroads, lead and zinc smelting, coal mining, clay tile and mining machinery manufacturing. The Kansas State Teachers College was established here in 1903.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationIndustry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
 
Location. 37° 25.964′ N, 94° 42.773′ W. Marker is in Pittsburg, Kansas, in Crawford County. Marker is on U.S. 69/169, on the right when traveling south. Marker is at the Crawford County Historical Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 651 South US Highway 69, Pittsburg KS 66762, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cow Creek Skirmish (a few steps from this marker); Wilkinson Coal Company Steam Shovel (a few steps from this marker); H. R. Brown's Grocery Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Green Elm School, District 41 (within
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shouting distance of this marker); Fuller American Legion Post #64 Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); All American Veterans (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Freedom Tree (approx. 1.4 miles away); Dr. Paul B. Leffler Rotary Park (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Crawford County. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas (1883) entry (Submitted on April 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Kansas Historical Quarterly 1932 Article on Pittsburg KS. (Submitted on April 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Pittsburg, Kansas Memories. (Submitted on April 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Pittsburg Kansas Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 17, 2011
2. Pittsburg Kansas Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 944 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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