The Town of Galena Kansas
There are only a few towns where I have spent several days total and really get to know and see the town.
I have spent most of my time in Bloomington IL, then Tucumcari NM and a close third would be Galena KS.
I have had the pleasure of spending quite a bit of time in the Cars on the Route, the new Bordello, the Howard Litch Memorial Park, the Galena Mining and Historical Museum, the Streetcar Station and XTreme Wingz for some pretty good sandwiches.
I have also had the privilege of seeing a lot of other buildings either in their remodel phase, or even when they were sitting empty or not being used for anything that anyone would stop in and see.
I had the honor to get driven around Galena in a 1919 Ford Model T for about an hour – and was shown a few historical sites in town.
I do know the town is planning on continuing their streetscape plan which the northern part of Route 66 in town has been part of the first phase.
They have a great new mural now and are still planning on growing the town to make it a ‘destination’ versus a photo op.
You can check out their Facebook site by clicking the link https://www.facebook.com/Route66GalenaKS