Galena, Route 66

Once at the heart of a thriving lead and zinc mining area, Galena is now a ghost town on the bottom right corner of Kansas. For reading on the history of the town check Galena, on Legends of America.

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3 Comments

  1. Anita

    What a wonderful picture! This was a beautiful house at one time,back before the road took the yard, and now has stories to tell. Is it haunted?

  2. Kim

    Even though it's been abandoned, someone still mows and cares for the yard. Such a shame to see a beautiful old house in this condition.

  3. Dave

    Hopefully it'll stay standing. An article in the Emporia Gazette tonight said hundred-year-old lead/zinc mines under Galena are collapsing. That is damaging town buildings built above them.

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