“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Galena, Kansas

Clickable Map of Cherokee County, Kansas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Cherokee County, KS (83) Crawford County, KS (66) Labette County, KS (18) Jasper County, MO (74) Newton County, MO (41) Craig County, OK (6) Ottawa County, OK (33)  CherokeeCounty(83) Cherokee County (83)  CrawfordCounty(66) Crawford County (66)  LabetteCounty(18) Labette County (18)  JasperCountyMissouri(74) Jasper County (74)  NewtonCounty(41) Newton County (41)  CraigCountyOklahoma(6) Craig County (6)  OttawaCounty(33) Ottawa County (33)
Columbus is the county seat for Cherokee County
Galena is in Cherokee County
      Cherokee County (83)  
      Crawford County (66)  
      Labette County (18)  
      Jasper County, Missouri (74)  
      Newton County, Missouri (41)  
      Craig County, Oklahoma (6)  
      Ottawa County, Oklahoma (33)  
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1 Kansas, Cherokee County, Galena — Galena Chamber of Commerce, Galena, KansasRoute 66 Roadside Attraction
In 2001, members of the community joined with the Galena Chamber of Commerce to donate a block of the downown Route 66 main street to construct a park for everyone to enjoy. Route 66 Howard "Pappy" Litch Park The Oldest Mining Town in . . . Map (db m43047) HM
2 Kansas, Cherokee County, Galena — Galena Growth And ChangeFrom Mining Trucks To Classic Cars Along Route 66
Formerly, modern-day Galena was a wooded area of the Kansas Ozarks. By 1835, it was part of the Cherokee Neutral Lands, though Euro-Americans quickly settled the region after Kansas became a state in 1861. Sharing a border with slave-state . . . Map (db m161630) HM
3 Kansas, Cherokee County, Galena — Galena, KansasFounded in 1877 — Will Rogers Highway - US Route 66 —
Named for the ore it produced, Galena lead mining was the largest industry in our history, starting in 1873 and continuing until 1973. The mining and smelting required 3 railroads, 65 crushers, 2 smelters and 3 sludge mills to handle the ore . . . Map (db m43035) HM
4 Kansas, Cherokee County, Galena — Mining And Its ImpactsCreating Healthy Environments For The Future
As an important mining town, Galena had numerous mines and smelters, but none was more important than the Eagle-Picher smelter plant north of the pre-1940s Route 66 alignment. The facility operated from around the late 19th century until 2004 . . . Map (db m161632) HM
5 Kansas, Cherokee County, Galena — Route 66 Howard 'Pappy' Litch ParkWelcome To Galena Kansas
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 . . . Map (db m161633) HM
6 Kansas, Cherokee County, Galena — The Kansas Ozarks
Geological remnants of Mississippian times are found in the limestone cave region of the 55 square mile Ozark Plateau in the very southeast corner of Kansas. The cherty limestones of the area were developed in marine environments during the late . . . Map (db m61154) HM
7 Kansas, Cherokee County, Galena — The Kansas Route 66 Historic District, East of Galena
This 1.2-mile section of roadbed is the most intact section of the original U.S. Highway 66 (Route 66) in Kansas. It was first paved around the turn of the century using macadam made from the waste products of the nearby mines. Prior to its federal . . . Map (db m170666) HM
8 Kansas, Cherokee County, Galena — War Memorial
Dedicated to the Glory of God and to the Spirit of Sacrifice and Honor of the Men and Women of this community who served our country in all wars Lest we forget they have given all for the principles of democracy Freedom of . . . Map (db m61152) WM
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9 Kansas, Cherokee County, Galena — Welcome To GalenaCars, Parks, And Nature Ensure You Get Your Kicks In Galena
There is plenty to do while visiting Galena, aside from Cars on the Route, starting right here in Howard "Pappy Litch Memorial Park. Named for a local historian, the park was once a federal weigh station. This official Route 66 . . . Map (db m161631) HM
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Jul. 24, 2024