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

Pittsburg Kansas

 
 
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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.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is at the Crawford County Historical Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 651 South US Highway 69, Pittsburg KS 66762, United States of America.
 
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 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 . . .
Pittsburg Kansas Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 17, 2011
2. Pittsburg Kansas Marker
1. Crawford County in Cutler's History of the State of Kansas (1883). (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.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 663 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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