Dedicated to the Former ResidentsThe City of Treece, located ½ mile west of Hwy. 69 was founded on February 26, 1918 as a result of mining operations in the early 20th century. During prime mining industry production; Treece, neighboring Picher, Oklahoma and several other small nearby towns combined has a population of over 20,000. In the 1920s this region commonly known as the Tri-State Mining District was the world's largest producer of zinc and lead, supplying ore for ammunition used during World Wars I and II. Ore production dclined rapidly in the 1960s as did the city's population. Treece was within the Cherokee County, Kansas OU-4 Treece Superfund Site and adjacent to the Oklahoma OU-4 Tar Creek Superfund Site, which were established due to contamination from historic mining activities.
|Placed By||The Treece Relocation Assistance Trust, Gene Bicknell, Betty McBride, Jim Dahmen, John Delmont Jr., & Eddie Hamilton|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, April 5th, 2015 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 337036 N 4096321|
|Decimal Degrees||36.99893333, -94.83143333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 59.936', W 94° 49.886'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 59' 56.16" N, 94° 49' 53.16" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near SW Treece Rd, Columbus OK 66725, US|
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