Galena PC-1136 - History

Galena PC-1136 - History

Galena III

(PC-1136: dp. 280; 1. 173'8", b. 23', dr. 10'10"; s. 20
k., cpl. 65; a. 1 3", 1 40mm., 5 20mm., 2 rkt., 2 dcp.,
2 act.; cl. PC-553 )

PC-1136 was laid down by Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, Mich., 17 December 1942; launched 5 March 1943; and commissioned at New Orleans, La., 16 November 1943, JA. (j.g.) Allston Boyer in command.

After shakedown, PC-1136 operated out of Miami and Key West, Fla., while receiving ASW training. Departing Key West 1 January 1944, she steamed via the Panama Canal and the Society and Tonga Islands to arrive Noumea, New Caledonia, 12 March for duty as patrol and escort ship. From 27 March to 1 April she escorted merchant ships to Guadalcanal, then sailed the following day to act as escort for Shasta (A~6). Arriving 4 April, she steamed the 5th to Espiritu Santo to escort a merchant tanker to Guadalcanal.

PC-1186 reached Guadalcanal 8 April, and for almost 2 months she continued intermittent convoy escort and ASW patrol duties out of the Solomons to New Caledonia and the New Hebrides. Departing in convoy 31 May, she arrived Kwajalein, Marshalls, 6 June to prepare for the invasion of Guam. Assigned to Task Group 53.1, she sailed the 9th, arriving east of the Marianas 22 June. After patrolling east of Saipan, she returned to Kwajalein 5 July. Between 15 and 21 July she steamed to Guam, where she served as amphibious control ship during the landings After screening offshore transports during the next week, she departed for the Marshalls 28 July and arrived Eniwetok ~ August. Between 8 and 13 August, she sailed to Saipan as a convoY escort. For almost 7 months she operated between the Marshals and the Marianas, escorting merchant ships and searching for enemy submarines. She departed Guam 3 March 1945, touched Entwetok, and arrived Pearl Harbor 18 March.

After overhaul and conversion to a control ship, PC-1136 sailed for the Western Pacific 21 May. escorting a convoy of LSTs, she reached Guam 9 June and resumed convoy escort duties in the Marianas. She departed Guam 6 August, touched Ulithi, and arrived Subic Bay, Philippines, 15 August. She reclassified PGC-1186, 5 days later. After steaming to Lingayen Gulf 10 September, she escorted a convoy of LSTs to Japan, arriving Wakayama 19 September. Between 24 and 30 September she returned to Lingayen Gulf; and during the first 2 days of October she sailed to Manila.

PCC-11S6 departed' Manila for the Marianas 17 October and arrived Guam the 22d For more than 6 months she operated out of Guam, steaming to Saipan and Rota. hIarianas and Ulithi. She sailed for the United States 1 May 1946 via Eniwetok and Pearl Harbor, arriving Astoria, Oregon, 29 May She decommissioned 28 July 1946 and entered the Pacific Reserve Fleet. While berthed in the Columbia River, she was classified PG-1136 on 27 October 1955 and named Calena 15 February 1956. She w as sold by the Navy 11 March 1960 to Miami Ports Co.

PC-Z1-36 received one battle star for World War II service.

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Galena, also called lead glance, a gray lead sulfide (PbS), the chief ore mineral of lead. One of the most widely distributed sulfide minerals, it occurs in many different types of deposits, often in metalliferous veins, as at Broken Hill, Australia Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, U.S. Clausthal Zellerfeld, Ger. and Cornwall, Eng. Large deposits also occur as replacements of limestone or dolomite (e.g., at Santa Eulalia, Mex.). Some deposits (e.g., at Darwin, Calif.) are of contact-metamorphic origin. Galena is found in cavities and brecciated (fractured) zones in limestone and chert, as in the extensive Mississippi River valley deposits, where 90 percent of the U.S. production of lead is mined. The mineral has occasionally been observed as a replacement of organic matter and sometimes occurs in coal beds.

Galena forms isometric crystals in which the ionic lattice is like that of sodium chloride. The mineral is easily weathered to secondary lead minerals, the upper part of galena deposits often containing cerussite, anglesite, and pyromorphite. Nodules of anglesite and cerussite with a banded structure and a galena core are common.

In many cases, galena contains silver and so is often mined as a source of silver as well as lead. Other commercially important minerals that frequently occur in close association with galena include antimony, copper, and zinc.

This article was most recently revised and updated by Amy Tikkanen, Corrections Manager.

Galena Air Force Station

The former Galena Forward Operating Location (FOL) is located on the northern bank of the Yukon River in the City of Galena, approximately 45 miles east of Nulato, 270 miles west of Fairbanks, and 350 miles northwest of Anchorage.

The City of Galena, Alaska was established in 1918 as a supply and trans-shipment point for lead ore (galena) mining prospects south of the Yukon River. The location was on the site of a former Athabaskan fish camp recorded in the 1880 Census map as Natulaten. A school was established in the mid-1920s and a post office opened in 1932. The population of Galena in 1940, the year the Civil Aeronautics Authority (CAA) began the first buildup in Alaska, was 30 people. Most residents were Athabaskan Indians who moved there from nearby villages on the Yukon River.

In 1941, the federal government set aside 5,282 acres for the CAA to establish an air navigation facility as part of an overall civilian airport construction program in Alaska. The CAA selected Galena because of its central location in interior, western Alaska. Prior to World War II, the military had no presence in Galena. From August 1942 until September 1945, Galena supported the lend-lease transfer of American aircraft to the Soviet Union. In 1942, an Army post was established in Galena and the CAA officially turned operation of the airfield over to the military on July 1, 1943. At the end of WWII, the Army declared the airfield surplus and CAA resumed control of the airfield and facilities.

The newly created United States Air Force (USAF or Air Force) was the next military service to use the Galena Airfield, beginning in 1945. The 11th Air Force was designated the Alaskan Air Command (AAC) and in early 1951, the AAC negotiated an agreement with CAA for joint use of Galena Airport. The Galena Airport was made the site of the regional long-range radar for aircraft control and warning, as part of the conversion to minimally attended radar in 1984.

By 1993, all permanent military personnel and aircraft had withdrawn from Galena. Many of the previous USAF facilities were transferred to federal, state and local entities for their exclusive uses. The remaining facilities reverted to caretaker status and a contractor was hired to maintain the properties. On August 25, 2005, the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission voted unanimously to close the former Galena FOL.

Unique to the former Galena FOL is the fact that the Air Force operated facilities on a combination of land leased from the State of Alaska and land that was reserved for continued federal use after Alaska became a state through the 1966 deed. From the initial construction by the CAA (later the Federal Aviation Administration [FAA]) in 1941, through use by the Army from 1942 until the end of WWII, and at the beginning of the USAF build-up at Galena in the 1950s, Alaska was still a U.S. territory and the land in Alaska was federally owned. In 1959, Alaska became the 49th state and the federal government granted the new state 28 percent ownership of its total area. In the 1966 Omnibus Deed, as part of the land selection process, all lands within the Galena Airport boundary were deeded to the State of Alaska. The Deed reserved uses of certain lands on Galena Airport to specific federal entities.

Under the Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-510 as amended), the Air Force was required to permanently close its mission and terminate all military activities at Galena FOL by September 15, 2011. All former AIR FORCE facilities were declared excess and/or surplus and the facilities were either demolished or conveyed. The Air Force has released reserved land and terminated the majority of leases allowing property to transfer to the City of Galena, Galena school district, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF), or the US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS). The USAF, however, remains responsible to cleanup any remaining contamination left by the Air Force, to be cleaned up in accordance with Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) or state requirements such as selection and implementation of remedies, including any applicable land use controls/ institutional controls (LUCs/ICs). The USAF is implementing LUCs/ICs through agreements with the primary landowners, the City of Galena, and ADOT&PF. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is overseeing the cleanup to ensure that it meets State of Alaska standards.

Currently, ADOT&PF operates and manages the Galena Airport and conducts its Galena operations out of a building that the Air Force formerly used for vehicle maintenance. Additionally, the City of Galena operates the Galena Interior Learning Academy (GILA) boarding school out of refurbished former Air Force buildings.

A major flooding event occurred in Galena in May 2013. Most of the structures in the town saw significant flooding and many were swamped by as much as seven feet of water. On June 25, 2013, President Barack Obama issued a Major Disaster Declaration for the area. The community of Galena continues to clean up and rebuild.

Environmental Cleanup

DEC’s Dennis Shepard is shown decontaminating a water interface probe during a groundwater monitoring well inspection for an old landfill at the Galena Airport project in the summer of 2012. The landfill is one of several that the Air Force used when the base was active. (DEC Photo)

The USAF and DEC work with local stakeholders via the Galena Technical Project Team (TPT) to address environmental concerns. In addition, communication with Galena community members occurs via a Restoration Advisory Board (RAB), which involves residents of Galena, Native group stakeholders, State and Federal agencies and the City of Galena. Semiannual TPT and RAB meetings are generally held each April and October.

A preliminary assessment (PA) was conducted in 2011 for the former Galena AFS. The PA identified more than 50 sites as potentially contaminated. An additional Site Inspection (SI) was recommended for 27 of the sites. The sites were investigated during 2010-2016 under an approved Work Plan for Site Inspection, Remedial Investigation and Site Characterization, Former Galena FOL, Alaska (August 2010). Samples were collected to evaluate potential releases of contamination, migration pathways and potential receptors (human and environmental). Sites with non-petroleum contaminants were identified as CERCLA-regulated and required Method Four Risk Assessments to evaluate risk to human and ecologic receptors. Currently, there are ten CERCLA-regulated remedial investigations and 24 state-regulated contaminated media characterization sites.

Ten potential munitions response areas were identified at Galena and investigated by the Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP). The sites were investigated by Digital Geophysical Mapping (DGM), intrusive investigation of target anomalies, and/or multi-incremental sampling methods. As of November 2017, only one site (EOD Range MRA 683), located to the northeast of Parcel D, remains to be investigated and cleared. Responsibility for the site is being discussed between the USAF and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to determine whether it will be addressed under the Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS) program. All other MMRP sites have been cleared for munitions debris and unexploded ordinance (UXO). No UXO have been identified at Galena. Munitions debris from the small arms range (bullets and shell casings) and lead- and antimony-contaminated soil are the only significant MMRP contaminants found on the Galena MMRP sites.

Public Health and Environmental Concerns

Contamination from the following petroleum and other hazardous chemicals has occurred at the Galena Airport over the years:

  • Metals: Metal contamination from leaded gasoline, aviation gasoline and waste oils are a primary concern at the Galena Airport. There is also a concern that, waste contaminants were discarded or flushed down wastewater or floor drains at some sites. Contaminants in drain fields or landfills may include lead, mercury and other metals.
  • Ordnance: Due to the historical use of military munitions at Galena Air Station, several sites on or adjacent to the airport were investigated for discarded military munitions, unexploded ordnance, munitions debris, or munitions constituents.
  • Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS): These compounds are a class of synthetic fluorinated chemicals used in industrial and consumer products, including defense-related applications and firefighting foams, such as aqueous film forming foam (AFFF).
  • Pesticides: Widespread, low-level occurrences of pesticides found at the airport suggest historic area-wide applications for insect control.
  • Petroleum, Oils and Lubricants (POL): Petroleum-based fuels were used for facility energy needs, heating and aircraft refueling. Various oils, lubricants and antifreeze were used for maintaining the aircraft and other vehicles at the base.
  • Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs): The various facilities at Galena utilized electrical transformers, which contained PCB oil. In addition, several sites have been identified as storage areas for PCB transformers and one former disposal site has confirmed PCB soil contamination.
  • Solvents: Solvents such as tetrachloroethene (PCE) and trichloroethene (TCE) were used to maintain vehicles, aircraft, ammunitions and electronics.

Potential pathways for contaminant exposure include: direct contact with contaminated surface and subsurface soils, ingestion of contaminated groundwater by contaminant migration to drinking water wells or to the Yukon River, inhalation of harmful vapors migrating from subsurface contamination into buildings (called vapor intrusion), and the accumulation of contaminants in wildlife harvested for subsistence.

Advancement of a Horizontal Well at Galena FOL in summer 2017. The horizontal wells are approximately 1,000 ft. long and 45-75 ft. underground. Air will be injected into the wells to accelerate bioremediation of petroleum contamination in the soil and groundwater.

Current Status

Site work and remedial investigations (RIs) conducted in 2010-2016 have enhanced our knowledge of contaminant concentrations in soil and groundwater. RI reports have been prepared to document the extensive investigation and the total extent of contamination identified at the CERCLA sites. As part of the CERCLA Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) process, Risk Assessments have determined the associated risks to humans and the environment from site contaminants. Feasibility Studies have been completed to evaluate different approaches and costs associated with cleanup of the contamination. The Galena Airport is currently in the Record of Decision (ROD) phase of the CERCLA cleanup process. The ROD documents the extent of contaminants in soil and groundwater, the cleanup levels or remedial action goals, and the cleanup approach for the sites under investigation. The development of a Remedial Design/Remedial Action (RD/RA) or cleanup plan, and implementation of selected remediation approaches will occur in the next few years under an Air Force performance-based remediation (PBR) contract that was issued in March 2014.

A stockpile of petroleum-contaminated soil at the Galena landfarm is shown in summer 2017. From the stockpile, the dirt is moved to nearby landfarm cells (visible in the background), where the soil is spread out to about 2 feet thick, fertilized, and is tilled several times a year to help bacteria break down the petroleum. The cells are left open, except during heavy rain and the winter. (DEC photo)

Some preliminary findings and recent activities related to the RI/FS process are listed below:

  • A groundwater model was developed in 2012 using geotechnical information from the site investigations. Groundwater monitoring has been ongoing.
  • The groundwater data collected to date indicates that water from the former Galena AFS drinking water wells is safe to drink, and that contaminated groundwater is most likely not reaching the surface waters of the Yukon River. Additionally, the New Town water well was sampled in November 2016 and test results indicate that the water in New Town is safe to drink.
  • In 2015, the USAF began installing remediation systems. The USAF anticipates that installation of remediation systems will be complete by 2018. The systems are expected to operate through summer 2020.
  • The USAF is employing a variety of remediation systems at Galena:
    • Soil-vapor extraction (SVE): Soil Vapor Extraction removes volatile fuels such as gasoline or solvents from the ground by creating a vacuum that draws soil vapors into the wells. The low-level volatiles are discharged to the air. Emissions are treated prior to discharge, if needed.
    • Bioventing/Air Sparging: Bioventing and Air Sparging are types of subsurface aeration systems. Air is injected either into soil (bioventing) or into groundwater (sparging) to add oxygen. Naturally occurring microbes in the ground need the oxygen to degrade petroleum hydrocarbons. Fuels are broken down over time.
    • Injection of Treatment Amendments: At several Galena sites, amendments will be injected into the ground to enhance or accelerate biological activity or transforms fuel and chlorinated solvent contamination to a less hazardous end-product in groundwater. The amendments are pumped into the ground through a temporary borehole. When done, the borehole is grouted up. Injection locations are typically 20 feet apart to ensure that the amendments cover the entire area.
    • Excavation of contaminated soil: Contaminated soil is either treated at the landfarm or sent off-site for disposal

    Galena Land Use Control Map

    Emerging Contaminants: Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

    PFAS are considered an “emerging contaminant” because they:

    • Have possible pathways to enter the environment
    • Are persistent in the environment and resistant to typical environmental degradation processes
    • Present a potential unacceptable risk to human health or the environment

    The USAF is responding to potential releases of PFAS throughout the United States in response to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of provisional health advisories for PFAS in May 2016. As of November 2017, cleanup levels have not been universally adopted for PFAS however, DEC adopted cleanup levels for two PFAS compounds (perfluorooctane sulfonate [PFOS] and perfluorooctanoic acid [PFOA]) in November 2016. The most common source of PFAS for Air Force sites is AFFF, which was used for fighting aircraft fires and in fire suppression systems for facilities that store fuels.

    A PFAS Site Inspection (SI) was completed at Galena FOL in 2016. As a result, five areas of contamination were identified:

    • Area 1 - Fire Protection Training Area (FT001)
    • Area 3 - Building 1549 (Old Fire Station)
    • Area 4 - Building 1556 (Fire Station)
    • Area 5 - Building 1573 (Vehicle Maintenance Facility)
    • Area 9 - Sanitary Sewer System

    ADOT&PF owns AFFF Areas 1, 3, 4, and 5. The City of Galena owns AFFF Area 9 (Sanitary Sewer System). In October 2017, Site CG109 was added to the Contaminated Sites Database. This site encompasses five areas where polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) and perfluorooctnoic acid (PFOA) have been detected above the DEC established cleanup levels for soil and groundwater. Additional investigation of identified PFAS sites at Galena FOL will likely follow the CERCLA RI/FS process. PFAS sites are being addressed under an emerging contaminants project/contract that is separate from the ongoing performance-based remediation (PBR) contract for the investigation of all other identified contaminated sites.

    Visiting groups will not go thirsty in Galena.

    At Massbach Ridge Winery, set in the hills near Elizabeth, groups can tour the vineyard and winery. A tasting room is located on Main Street in Galena.

    Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. in Galena offers tours on how it makes its handcrafted whiskey, vodka and gin. Tours typically last about 45 minutes and culminate in a guided tasting.

    Galena Brewing Company brews 12 beer styles on Main Street and offers tours of its facility. The beers bear interesting names, such as Uly’s Dark Oatmeal Stout. Uly is short for Ulysses S. Grant, Galena’s most famous citizen.

    Galena PC-1136 - History

    Galena's other Historic Buildings

    "One popular description of Galena as "the town that time forgot," partially explains the retention of Galena's historic environment. The old shuttered, brick and limestone buildings which exemplify Galena's character were built at a time when the city was the lead mining capital of the world, the major commercial port on the upper Mississippi, and the wealthiest city in the State of Illinois. At the peak, Galenians boasted of a population of over 14,000, and they built homes, institutions, and commercial buildings that were sturdy, handsome, and meant to last."

    Galena Dowling House Guided Tours

    Galena's oldest house, Dowling House, was built in 1826 by John Dowling. Built of limestone, it was once the only trading post

    in the city. The Dowling House was equipped with primitive living quarters and hosted many fur traders in years past.

    Tour guides provide a complete history of the development of the City of Galena and Dowling House

    while you browse through quaint artifacts from the early nineteenth century.

    Dowling House 220 Diagonal Street, Galena, Illinois, 61036 815-777-1250

    Be sure to ask about discount tickets when purchased in combination of the

    Galena Dowling House with Galena Trolley Tours (see below) and the Belvedere Mansion and Gardens.

    Galena Trolley Tours
    Galena Trolley Tours, and its 6 cherry-red trolley cars, offer daily narrated tours of the community's historical attractions, galleries, boutiques and antique stores from late spring till late fall. Your tour begins at 314 South Main Street, Galena, Illinois, 61036

    The History of Galena Park High School

    The history of Galena Park High School begins in 1928, when the name of the school was changed from Clinton High School to Galena Park High School. This occurred as the town of Clinton became incorporated as the city of Galena Park, named for the Galena Oil Co.

    Mr. O. E. Lunsford was the first principal from 1928 until 1930. The school moved into its first permanent building in 1929, on the site of the current Galena Park Middle School. That building became Galena Park Junior High until it was torn down to build the current Galena Park Middle School in 1992. GPISD began in 1930 and Mr. A. T. Johnson became principal of GPHS and remained until 1933. Mr. Don Slocomb became principal in 1933 and remained until 1952. From 1942-1945 Harold Dement was the acting principal while Mr. Slocomb served in the armed forces during World War II. In 1946, the school yearbook - The Jacket was first published on a permanent basis.

    GPHS moved into its current location on Keene Street in March of 1950. Mr. John W. Hoke became the longest serving principal, serving from 1952 until 1977. The 1,500-seat auditorium (later named Johnnie Rountree Auditorium) and the band and choir wings were added in 1953. A new wing on the north side of campus was built in 1956 adding a new gym and more classroom space.

    In 1962, the Yellowjacket football team ended a great playoff run with a close loss in the state championship game to Wichita Falls 21-14. A new library was added in 1964 allowing for more classroom space and books. In 1965, the Yellowjackets finished the season in the state football championship again on the losing end to Garland 26-21 in a hard fought battle.

    The Band of Gold also had the honor of performing on the tarmac of Houston Intercontinental Airport for President Lyndon B. Johnson.

    This is the story of Fidelity Manor High School.

    Fidelity Manor High School is the only African-American High School to have ever existed in the Independent School District of Galena Park, Texas. Officially opened in January 1955 under the direction of Principal Arthur C. Lilly. In 1970 the school district integrated the school's pupils into Galena Park High School and closed both the Fidelity elementary and high schools.

    In 1982, the Jacketeer dance team performed at the capitol building in Austin. Country singer Mickey Gilley, of Urban Cowboy fame, performed at GPHS in a benefit for the junior class. Mr. Gilley's son was a student at GPHS.

    In 1990 Mr. Bill Burnett became the Principal of GPHS and remained until 1993, when Mr. George Banda took over those duties. In 1994 a new library, front office, science wing and cafeteria were added during a major facelift of the school. In 1998, Mr. Arnold Ramirez became the Principal of GPHS and remained until 2000, when he moved into the GPISD administration.

    In 2000, GPHS ushered in the 21st Century with its first female principal, Mrs. Marsha Masi who oversaw the 2004 remodel of the school. During that construction, the Arthur C. Lilly Center, the Johnnie Rountree Fine Arts Center and the new field house at Dement Field were all constructed and the entire school was given a facelift which included new dining areas and renovations in all three gymnasiums. That year also saw the Jackets finish with a perfect 10-0 regular season in football and 2006 saw the volleyball Lady Jackets do the same thing, finishing undefeated in the regular season.

    In 2007, GPHS welcomed Mr. Steven Kinney, formerly of Tice Elementary School, to the post of GPHS principal. That year also saw the GPHS robotics team, Team Kaos advance to the national championships in Atlanta Georgia after winning the Chairmen's award in Kansas City and being named the Lone Star Regional Champions. The field surface at Dement Field was also upgraded to FieldTurf to match GPISD Stadium.

    In 2009, The Band of Gold reached the UIL State Marching Band competition and finished in the top bands in the state after earning Division I ratings at Region and Area band competitions. The start of a new decade in 2010, also brought a new principal, a GPHS alumni from the class of 1982 - Mr. Tony Gardea.

    In 2018, Galena Park HS welcomes the new school principal, Ms. Kimberly Martin. She is also a product of GPHS.

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    U.S. Marine Hospital

    Constructed in 1859, the United States Marine Hospital at 1304 Park Avenue was erected to provide medical care to riverboat passengers and crew traveling up and down the Mississippi. There were a series of such hospitals constructed during that period, but only two remain today. It was used to care for wounded soldiers during the Civil War, and re-purposed over the years as a nursing home and boarding house. Today, after decades of neglect, it is in danger of being lost.

    Galena Genealogy (in Cherokee County, KS)

    NOTE: Additional records that apply to Galena are also found through the Cherokee County and Kansas pages.

    Galena Birth Records

    Galena Cemetery Records

    Galena Cemetery Billion Graves

    Galena Census Records

    Federal Census of 1940, Galena, Kansas LDS Genealogy

    United States Federal Census, 1790-1940 Family Search

    Galena Church Records

    Galena City Directories

    Galena Death Records

    Galena Immigration Records

    Galena Land Records

    Galena Map Records

    Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Galena, Cherokee County, Kansas, April 1890 Library of Congress

    Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Galena, Cherokee County, Kansas, January 1885 Library of Congress

    Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Galena, Cherokee County, Kansas, November 1897 Library of Congress

    Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Galena, Cherokee County, Kansas, October 1894 Library of Congress

    Galena Marriage Records

    Galena Newspapers and Obituaries

    Cherokee County Teacher 1891-1891

    Christian Polemic 1879-1879

    Echo 1879-1920

    Galena Banner 1878-1878

    Galena Daily Post 1898-1898

    Galena Daily Republican 1897-1900

    Galena Daily Republican 1906-1906

    Galena Daily Times 1896-1896

    Galena Evening Times 1896-1924

    Galena Journal 1881-1931

    Galena Messenger 1879-1879

    Galena Miner 1877-1881

    Galena News 1901-1901

    Galena Post 1895-1896

    Galena Times 1890-1902

    Galena Weekly Lever 1900-1900

    Galena Weekly Republican 1883-1923

    Offline Newspapers for Galena

    According to the US Newspaper Directory, the following newspapers were printed, so there may be paper or microfilm copies available. For more information on how to locate offline newspapers, see our article on Locating Offline Newspapers.

    Cherokee County Teacher. (Galena, Kan.) 1891-1892

    Daily Messenger. (Galena, Kan.) 1878-1879

    Galena Daily Post. (Galena, Kan.) 1896-1898

    Galena Daily Republican. (Galena, Kan.) 1870s-1900

    Galena Evening Times. (Galena, Kan.) 1896-1924

    Galena Journal. (Galena, Kan.) 1928-1931

    Galena Miner. (Galena, Kan.) 1877-1881

    Galena Miner. (Galena, Kan.) 1888-1889

    Galena Post. (Galena, Kan.) 1895-1896

    Galena Republican. (Galena, Kan.) 1893-1906

    Galena Republican. (Galena, Kan.) 1925-1937

    Galena Sentinel and Times. (Galena, Kan.) 1944-1945

    Galena Sentinel-Times. (Galena, Kan.) 1945-Current

    Galena Times-Republican. (Galena, Kan.) 1937-1940s

    Galena Times. (Galena, Kan.) 1890-1902

    Galena Times. (Galena, Kan.) 1924-1937

    Galena Weekly Republican. (Galena, Kan.) 1906-1924

    Galena Probate Records

    Galena School Records

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