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Ethnic & Cultural

Immigrants from all over the world came to work area mines. Murals and other exhibits across the region tell the stories of hardship, survival and solidarity.

Arma Centennial Mural

Arma Centennial Mural

604 East Washington, Arma, KS 66712
(620) 347-4125
On a brick wall dating to 1907 & overlooks site of former hotel. Highlights area's railroad & mining history. A Model T is a reminder of old Jefferson Highway.
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Barn Quilt Mural

Barn Quilt Mural

200 S Summit St, Girard, KS 66743
(620) 724-8918
girardkansas.gov
This large, colorful mural honors the rural folk art tradition of barn quilts and was dedicated at the community's sesquicentennial in 2018.
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Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Memorial Trail

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Memorial Trail

1 W Lake Rd, Farlington, KS 66734
(620) 362-3671
ksoutdoors.com/State-Parks/Locations/Crawford
This 0.25 mile self guided interpretive trail about the builders of the dam is ADA accessible. Includes a statue of a Civilian Conservation Corps worker.
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Ella Buchanan Exhibit

Ella Buchanan Exhibit

308 N Walnut St, Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-8110
pplonline.org
The first director of Pittsburg's library, in 1901, went on to gain international notoriety as a talented sculptor & leader in women's suffrage movement.
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Immigrant Park

106 W 2nd St, Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-8310
Built where the old Frisco Depot & Europe Hotel were located. Includes playground & mural that depicts what the area looked like at the turn of the century.
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Little Balkans

Little Balkans

813 Memorial Dr, Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-7561
littlebalkansfestival.com
Held Labor Day weekend, the festival pays homage to the region's diverse immigrant heritage and blends family entertainment, art, crafts, food, music and more.
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Pittsburg Historical Mural

Pittsburg Historical Mural

105 E 5th St, Pittsburg, KS 66762
Located on the east side of the old Saunders Cooke building, which was built in 1914. Mural highlights the areas immigrant and railroad heritage.
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Solidarity: Amazon Army Mural

Solidarity: Amazon Army Mural

308 N Walnut St, Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-8110
Features St. Barbara, the patron saint of coal miners, and a number of the wives, mothers & grandmothers of miners who organized the 1921 Amazon Army march.
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Spirit of the Little Balkans Mural

Spirit of the Little Balkans Mural

701 S Broadway, Franklin, KS 66735
(620) 347-4220
Inside Miners Hall Museum. A charcoal mural by Antonio Martinez, tells the story of the thousands of immigrants who came to America to work in area coal mines.
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