Among the many significant European immigrants in Kansas history is Alexander Howat, President of District 14 of the United Mine Workers of America. He was chiefly responsible for the organization of a powerful and militant union membership in the . . . — — Map (db m35668) HM
On this site Carney Hall stood from 1919 until it was torn down in 1979 due to structural problems. The site of classes, theater, lectures and musical performances, it was named in honor of the third governor of Kansas, the Honorable Thomas . . . — — Map (db m44116) HM
Chandler Hall stood on this site from 1922 until 2002. Built as the first campus cafeteria, the building was occupied by the Home Economics Department, now the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. It was dedicated as Chandler Hall in 1964 to . . . — — Map (db m22114) HM
Built for the enjoyment of all
the citizens of Pittsburg
Dedicated on June 8th 1999.
Dr. Paul Bannon Leffler practiced medicine in Pittsburg from 1945 to 1977.
He lived the Rotary Motto
"Service Above Self" — — Map (db m59573) HM
Frontenac, Kansas first came into being when the coal mining industry moved into the area during the late 1800s. The Santa Fe Railroad leased the land around what is present-day Frontenac, and formed the Cherokee and Pittsburg Coal and Mining . . . — — Map (db m35604) HM
To the loving memory of those men
and women who gave their lives in all
past wars, and to all veterans who served
our great country, we dedicate this tank
as a symbol of your sacrifices.
This M-60 forty five ton Army tank was donated . . . — — Map (db m41992) WM
Green Elm School was a one-room school house built in the 1870's in southeast Kansas. It was located in the southwest corner of Crawford County, seven miles north and one mile west of McCune, Kansas. The school held classes 1872-1955 and employed . . . — — Map (db m84737) HM
H.R. Browns Grocery was one of the last neighborhood grocery stores in Pittsburg, Kansas. By 1912, there were seventy-nine retail grocery stores in Pittsburg. Their strength was in their relative convenience for their customers. Regular customers . . . — — Map (db m84741) HM
In tribute to all veterans who
so loyally served their country
Flag flying today in memory of
and these men who gave their lives
in service of their country
World War II
Albertson, Henry • Bazin, Lawrence . . . — — Map (db m34649) WM
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 . . . — — Map (db m34247) HM
Locomotive 488 was built July 1906, in Pittsburgh, Pa. In 1925, it underwent major changes in Pittsburg, Ks. and changed to Locomotive 1023. Track was laid and locomotive was installed in Schlanger Park on September 17, 1955, after the city had . . . — — Map (db m69838) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m41989) HM
On this site stood the first university gymnasium/fieldhouse. Built in 1922, it was torn down in 1972, following the opening of the Garfield W. Weede Physical Education Building. Several bricks and the building plaque from the gymnasium are featured . . . — — Map (db m22311) HM
"Pittsburg State University
honors sons and daughters
who answered the call
of the nation.
We are ever grateful
for their many sacrifices
in peace and war
that freedom would prevail."
(Left Panel) . . . — — Map (db m20299) HM
Phase One: Pioneer Mining
The coal fields of Cherokee and Crawford Counties covered over 300 square miles of land, making it a prime area for coal mining. When early settlers first moved into the area in the 1800's, they were amazed to see . . . — — Map (db m35571) HM
The women’s march of 1921 epitomizes the spirit of the Kansas Balkans, an area known for its rich cultural heritage and turbulent strike-ridden history. On December 12 of that year, 3,000 (by some reports up to 6,000) women—wives and other . . . — — Map (db m35692) HM
With the discovery of coal in Cherokee and Crawford Counties in the late 1860's, thousands came to work the mines. Some came from American towns and cities but most were immigrants from Europe. Over fifty nationalities settled in this area. Many . . . — — Map (db m35522) HM
The 1st Deep Mine, Scammonville, KS
In 1874 four brothers from Illinois, the Scammon brothers, pioneered new methods of mining coal in southeastern Kansas, digging the first mine shaft in Cherokee County. Although many doubted that their . . . — — Map (db m35605) HM
• William Wilkinson was born in Pelton Fell, England in 1862. He worked in the mines from the age of 10 and came to Weir City, Kansas, in 1883 at the age of 20 to continue mining.
• In 1917, he started his own deep mine a mile south of . . . — — Map (db m35606) HM
This shovel was donated by Wilkinson Inc in order to create a permanent symbol of our southeast Kansas coal mining heritage
McNally Pittsburg Inc was responsible for the relocation and renovation of the shovel to its present condition
July 4 . . . — — Map (db m41990) HM