Historic Route 66

Get your kicks while traveling Route 66 through Kansas
"The Mother Road"

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Galena Main Street, historic Route 66
Galena's Main Street was part of historic Route 66.

Continuing up Galena's Main Street, Historic Route 66 passes Howard "Pappy" Litch Park. The small green space includes a gazebo and a monument to the Will Rogers Highway (Route 66). An original 1952 Will Rogers Highway plaque, previously located at the Missouri/Kansas State Line, has been placed at the base of the monument in downtown Galena, Kansas.

Howard Litch Memorial Park along Historic Route 66.
Howard Litch Memorial Park opened in 2001

US 66 - Will Rogers Highway monument
US 66 - Will Rogers Highway

Continue on south on old Route 66 to 7th Street and turn right on KS-66.

Galena building and water tower next to Historic Route 66.

Kansas US 66 Historic Route sign.

As Historic Route 66 starts west out of Galena, you will pass the Galena Mining and Historical Museum. At first glance, the museum in the old MKT depot isn't very large, but a larger building has been added to the rear.

Galena Mining and Historical Museum
Galena Mining and Historical Museum

Buggy for sale along side of Route 66
You never know what you will find on Route 66.

Historic Route 66 in Kansas
Galena   Galena 2   Riverton   Baxter Springs   Empire Power Dam Falls
Cars on the Route  Galena Mining and Historical Museum   Eisler Brothers Store
 Baxter Springs Heritage Center   Decades of Wheels
Schermerhorn Park & Southeast Kansas Nature Center

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