Oil paintings titled Abandoned Mine Scenes by Carol Audrey Bliss-Riley, a local artist, are featured at the Galena Mining & Historical Museum along Historic Route 66 in Galena, Kansas. Originally displayed in the Smithsonian
Institution from 1969 and 1974, the paintings depict old mine scenes from
the Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma area. Her husband, DeVaughn, made most
of the frames from wood from the buildings being depicted in each
At first glance, the Galena Mining & Historical Museum is tiny, occupying an old Missouri-Texas-Kansas railroad depot that was moved from another location on Route 66 in Galena. But there is a much larger building tucked away behind the depot.
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