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Galena's Howard "Pappy" Litch Park

See the westbound or the eastbound Route 66 descriptions.

Built in2001
Statusopen
GPS37.075775,-94.639406
LocationGalena
CountyCherokee
StateKansas

The Howard "Pappy" Litch Park in Galena was donated by the chamber of commerce and other members of the community. While it's more recent than Route 66, it does house a modern Will Rogers Highway marker, and a relocated 1952 marker dedicating Route 66 as the Will Rogers Highway. That original marker is just like the one in California and was originally located at the Kansas-Missouri border on the post 1940s alignment.

The location used to be a weigh station, and is being developed by the local community into a Route 66 attraction.