Galena Kansas Route 66 Gallery

Galena was founded with the discovery of lead there in the spring of 1877. The first post office was established in 1877. Galena is named after the lead ore galena found in the area. The city was part of the tri state mining area and had over 30,000 inhabitants. After the mines closed in the 1970s, population decreased.

Galina is the first town on Kansas Route 66 which is only 13 miles long, but contains a lot of Route 66 nostalgia. Galina is home to a restored 1934 Kan-O-Tex...
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