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Galena, KS

This was a big time lead mining town early in it's history, but the mines gave out and the population fell from about 30,000 down to 3,000 people. They are determined to keep history alive and their town thriving!
x1923 Front Street Bridge
Old 66 East of Town
This 1923 bridge crosses the St. Louis and San Fransisco Railroad tracks as you approach Galena from the east on Route 66 ... read more
xRestored Haunted (?) House
Front & Main Streets
Galena's 1890s "Murder Bordello" is open for tours. It has been restored the house with period furnishings ... read more
xLittle's Service Station
Front St and Main
The Cars on the Route cafe/gift shop is located in the 1934 Little's Service Station building ... read more
Front Street Garage
Front St at Main
The Front Street Garage building has been standing at the corner of Main and Front since 1896 ... read more
xWill Rogers Highway Marker
S. Main St at 5th St.
The Howard "Pappy" Litch Memorial Park and a Will Rogers Hwy Marker are located on Main Street at 5th St ... read more
xGill - Prehm Building
212 - 14 Main St.
This 1895 building was once house Buck's Recreation (Buck Dean's Pool Hall) and currently is under restoration ... read more
Maywoof Theater
320 Main St.
The former Maywood Theater provided movies and live Vaudville acts to entertain the people of Galena and ... read more
xOld Texaco Gas Station
Main St. at 6th
This old station has recently received some attention as the Texaco sign was not there in May 2013 but was in ... read more
xRoute 66 Mural Park
Main St. at 7th.
This mural was installed in July 2013 at the intersection of Main & Seventh Streets where two alignments of ... read more
xMining and Historical Museum
319 W. 7th
The Galena Mining and Historical Museum is in the last standing train depot in Galena. It is well worth the visit ... read more

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x About Us We started traveling Historic U.S. Route 66 as a destination in 2009. It's like a 2,400 mile long drive back in time from Chicago to Santa Monica! more
xDid You Know: Many parts of the old 4 lane Route 66 were reverted to a 2 lane road after 66 was realigned to the interstate. In many places the abandoned lanes are still there.