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By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2010
Alexander Howat Marker
Kansas (Crawford County), Pittsburg — Alexander Howat — Miners’ Memorial at Immigrant Park
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
Kansas (Crawford County), Pittsburg — All American Veterans
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Kansas (Crawford County), Pittsburg — Carney Hall
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
Kansas (Crawford County), Pittsburg — Chandler HallHome Economics
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 . . . — Map (db m22114) HM
Kansas (Crawford County), Pittsburg — Cow Creek SkirmishNear This Site — Oct. 23, 1864
In Memory of the Fallen — Map (db m61204) HM
Kansas (Crawford County), Pittsburg — Dr. Paul B. Leffler Rotary Park
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Kansas (Crawford County), Pittsburg — Frontenac, KansasThe Mine No. 2 Disaster and a Brief History of — Miners' Memorial at Immigrant Park
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
Kansas (Crawford County), Pittsburg — Fuller American Legion Post #64 Veterans Memorial
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) HM
Kansas (Crawford County), Pittsburg — G.A.R.-W.R.C. Civil War Memorial
In memory of the Unknown Dead that fell in the war 1861-65 — Map (db m36337) HM
Kansas (Crawford County), Pittsburg — Garden of Memories Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all those men & women who have served to protect our freedom Dedicated Nov. 11, 1996 — Map (db m34599) HM
Kansas (Crawford County), Pittsburg — Green Elm School, District 41

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 . . . — Map (db m84737) HM

Kansas (Crawford County), Pittsburg — H. R. Brown's Grocery Store

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 . . . — Map (db m84741) HM

Kansas (Crawford County), Pittsburg — Helm American Legion Post 182 Veterans Memorial
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
Kansas (Crawford County), Pittsburg — Immigrant Park
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
Kansas (Crawford County), Pittsburg — Kansas City Southern Locomotive No. 1023
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
Kansas (Crawford County), Pittsburg — Kansas State Teachers College Navy Mark of Commendation
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Kansas (Crawford County), Pittsburg — Pittsburg Kansas
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
Kansas (Crawford County), Pittsburg — Pittsburg State University Gymnasium
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
Kansas (Crawford County), Pittsburg — Pittsburg State University Veteran's Amphitheater
(Center Panel) "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
Kansas (Crawford County), Pittsburg — Southeast Kansas Coal MiningThe Three Phases of Coal Mining in the Weir-Pittsburg Coal Field — Miners' Memorial at Immigrant Park
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
Kansas (Crawford County), Pittsburg — The Amazon Army — Miners’ Memorial at Immigrant Park
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
Kansas (Crawford County), Pittsburg — The Freedom Tree
With the vision of universal freedom for all mankind this tree is dedicated to Col. William H. Nelson and all Prisoners of War and Missing in Action — Map (db m53029) HM
Kansas (Crawford County), Pittsburg — The Old Military Road of 1837
This tablet marks the intersection of the Old Military Road of 1837 with present State Highway Number 57 — Map (db m53286) HM
Kansas (Crawford County), Pittsburg — The Weir - Pittsburg Coalfield — Miners’ Memorial at Immigrant Park
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
Kansas (Crawford County), Pittsburg — The Weir-Pittsburg Coal Field in Cherokee County — Miners' Memorial at Immigrant Park
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
Kansas (Crawford County), Pittsburg — Veterans Memorial
To the Glory of God and in honor of members of the First Christian Church who served their country in time of need — Map (db m63673) WM
Kansas (Crawford County), Pittsburg — Wilkinson Coal CompanyWeir City, Kansas 1917-1979 — Miners’ Memorial at Immigrant Park
• 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
Kansas (Crawford County), Pittsburg — Wilkinson Coal Company Steam Shovel
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

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