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Copyright © 2012 US Highway 36 Association. All rights reserved.
Third Weekend in September!
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The Association office moved 
Phone # remains the same
U. S. Highway 36 Association, Inc.
205 'F' Street - Suite #120 
P.O. Box 10
Phillipsburg, KS 67661

Phone: (785) 282 - 3548

A Non-Profit Organization
Promoting Tourism & Commerce​
Across Kansas

E-mail Association  Marketing / Webmaster 
Christiane 'Criquet' Cole

Historic US 36 is an adventure across Kansas! 

Your 13 county adventure begins in Doniphan County - 
cross over the Missouri River at St. Joseph, MO into Elwood, KS. Then drive westward to the yucca-studded, semi-arid high plains of western Kansas into Cheyenne County.

The only Kansas highway with four distinct geological regions.

American History abounds East to West
The Pony Express, operated from 1860 to 1861. It paralleled US 36 across northeast Kansas. From its home office in St. Joseph, MO to Marysville, KS then turned north & continued to Sacramento, CA.

US 36 is also the crossing point of the Oregon Trail.

 Discover US 36 Hwy and find out why Abraham Lincoln made the  
 statement after visiting Elwood and Troy, Kansas in 1859: 
“If I went west, I think I’d go to Kansas.” 

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Traveling Historical Display 2014 - 2015 
      Road Boosters & Auto Clubs from 1910 to the early 30's formed highway associations to raise funds for building better roads.  In Kansas, the original association was called the Rock Island Highway Association (1913), but in 1914 it was merged into the grander vision known as the Pikes Peak Ocean to Ocean Highway (PPOO). This was to be the first trans-continental highway following the 40th parallel, from NY to CA! The Great Depression and WWII altered the PPOO Highway Association's momentum! In 1926, the Federal Bureau of Transportation began assigning roadway numbers...hence, US 36!
      On March 21st, 2013, the Highway Association celebrated its 100th Anniversary. In June a citizens committee of Norcatur, KS, working with the Kansas Historical Society, offered their former City Hall (a 1930's vintage WPA building) as the future site of the US 36 Highway Association Museum! 
      Starting January 2014, the Traveling Display was assembled to help raise awareness of the Association's anniversary and the future museum. The modest display consists of assorted memorabilia, pictures, books, award plaques, plus articles of accomplishments over the years! We continue to research for more items.
Did you know that between 1951 - 1954 the Association sponsored 
the ' Miss Perfect 36' Contest!
      If you have any memorabilia, maps, signs, postcards, pictures and wish to donate to the museum or you simply want more information about this initiative write to:
 US 36 Association Board member: Bob Strevey
​or to:
US36 Webmaster:  us36treasurehunt@gmail.com  

Plan your three-day adventure across Kansas. You too, will say... 

“I discovered the West.”

Traveling Historical Display

Scandia, KS Historical Museum
​409 4th Street - Downtown Scandia
785 - 335 - 2561

 Aug. 7th -> Sept. 1st - 1PM to 4PM
Closed on Sundays
All other hours or dates are by Appointment 
 785 - 335 - 2266

Museum will be open during 
Treasure Hunt - Sept. 19th > 21st !

August 7th - September 23rd
Exciting New Design for 2014!
Disclaimer :
Treasure Hunt Guide is a compilation of Business Ads from participating advertisers along the route. It does NOT contain MAPS for sales activities. 
For a comprehensive listings of Lodging / Restaurants / Fuel stops / Antique shops  - Please Visit the County Pages !  
2014 - Association Officers

President: Lee 'Doc' Franklin 
Jennings, KS - Decatur Co.

Exec. VP: C. Moyer
Phillipsburg, KS - Phillips Co.

1st VP: S. Haynes
Oberlin, KS - Decatur Co.

2nd VP: J. Mews
Atwood, KS - Rawlins Co.

Secretary: C.R. Cole
Phillipsburg, KS - Phillips Co.

Treasurer: K. Beard
Phillipsburg, KS - Phillips Co. 


Each county is represented by three Board Members

​We are currently looking to fill positions in some counties.
You'll love this large Canvas Bag to carry your TREASURE HUNT finds!
On US 36 Highway Across Kansas    Border-to-Border Garage / Antique Sales Now 28 towns participating! 
Also @ this location: a Must 
see display of carved figures!
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September 19-20-21,  2014
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