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Riverton, Kansas Historical Markers

 
Kansas Historic Route 66 Byway Information Kiosk image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr.
Kansas Historic Route 66 Byway Information Kiosk
Kansas (Cherokee County), Riverton — Boom Towns Kansas Historic Route 66 Byway

In less than 14 miles, this byway connects 3 towns, each with its own American success story.

The towns that dot Kansas Historic Route 66 were each poised for great success at the time the highway was designated in 1926. Galena was a . . . — Map (db m81118) HM

Kansas (Cherokee County), Riverton — Bridging the American Divide Kansas Historic Route 66 Byway

When Route 66 first gained federal status in 1926, it traveled over Kansas roads already paved.

At a time when hard-surfaced roads were a rarity in Kansas, Cherokee County was an exception. Prior to the turn of the century, engineers . . . — Map (db m81117) HM

Kansas (Cherokee County), Riverton — Cosmopolitan Corner Kansas Historic Route 66 Byway

The people of the Cherokee Nation left a lasting legacy to this corner of the State.

The 1836 Treaty of New Echota forced the removal of the Cherokee Nation from lands east of the Mississippi to the new Indian Territory. In addition to . . . — Map (db m81141) HM

Kansas (Cherokee County), Riverton — Crossroads of Kansas Kansas Historic Route 66 Byway

You stand just miles north of one of Kansas' oldest highways: the Black Dog Hunting Trail.

In order to provide a supply route between seasonal hunting grounds, the indigenous people of the Osage Nation blazed a trail in the first decade . . . — Map (db m81145) HM

Kansas (Cherokee County), Riverton — Land's Legacy Kansas Historic Route 66 Byway

The waters of the Spring River and its tributaries have shaped this land and its settlement.

The Spring River and the waters that feed it, such as Brush, Shoal and Short Creek, carve their way through this corner of Cherokee County. For . . . — Map (db m81100) HM

Kansas (Cherokee County), Riverton — Marsh Rainbow Arch Bridge
Rainbow Curve Bridge constructed in 1923 over Brush Creek. Only remaining Marsh Arch Bridge on Route 66. Listed on the National Registry March 10, 1983. — Map (db m52060) HM

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