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Fort Riley in Geary County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

West Riding Hall / Polk Hall

 
 
West Riding Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 10, 2011
1. West Riding Hall Marker
Inscription.
(Left of Stairs)

West Riding Hall
Constructed 1908

Used as an indoor training arena by mounted troops, the Cavalry School, and the U.S. Olympic equestrian team and for horse shows and polo games until 1952

(Right of stairs)

Polk Hall
in memory of
James Hilliard Polk
General
United States Army
1911-1992
Duty - Honor - Country


(Other co-located memorial markers)
(Left Side)


Henry R. Adair
1st Lieut. 10th Cav. U.S.A.
Killed in Battle
at Carrizal, Mexico
June 21st 1916

James H. Dickey
Capt. U.S. Cav., Lt. Col. U.S. Inf.
Mortally wounded in battle
Sept. 26, 1918 during the
Meuse-Argonne Offensive
Died Sept. 27, 1918

(Right Side)
Emory J. Pike
Captain U.S. Cavalry
(Lt. Col. Inf. National Army)
Mortally wounded in battle
Sept. 15, 1918, during the
St. Mihiel Offensive
Died Sept. 16, 1918
MEDAL OF HONOR

James A. Shannon
Capt. U.S. Cav. Col. N.A.
Killed at
Chatel Cheherry, France,
Oct. 8, 1918,
while leading his
Regiment in battle.

In memory of
Scott M. Sanford
First Lieutenant of Cavalry
Died October 2, 1939
The
Polk Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 10, 2011
2. Polk Hall Marker
result of an accident in the Olympic try-outs

 
Location. 39° 3.739′ N, 96° 47.29′ W. Marker is in Fort Riley, Kansas, in Geary County. Marker is on Custer Avenue west of Pleasonton Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Riley KS 66442, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mose Waters' General Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of the Gallant Dead of the Second U.S. Cavalry (approx. mile away); To the United States Cavalry (approx. mile away); Wounded Knee and Drexel Mission (approx. mile away); Ogden Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); M3 Personnel Carrier Half-Track (approx. 0.3 miles away); Third Armored Field Artillery Battalion (approx. 0.3 miles away); 9th Armored Division (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Riley.
 
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Scott M. Sanford marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 10, 2011
3. Scott M. Sanford marker
James A. Shannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 10, 2011
4. James A. Shannon Marker
Emory J. Pike Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 10, 2011
5. Emory J. Pike Marker
James H. Dickey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 10, 2011
6. James H. Dickey Marker
Henry R. Adair Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 10, 2011
7. Henry R. Adair Marker
Polk Hall / West Riding Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 10, 2011
8. Polk Hall / West Riding Hall Marker
Right side of stairs image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 10, 2011
9. Right side of stairs
Left side of stairs image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 10, 2011
10. Left side of stairs
West Riding Hall / Polk Hall image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 10, 2011
11. West Riding Hall / Polk Hall
West End Of The Building. image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 10, 2011
12. West End Of The Building.
Cavalry horse memorial image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 10, 2011
13. Cavalry horse memorial
Located on Custer Ave in front of Polk Hall; seen in pic #11
In Memory
Olympic 1924 1950
Vast 1927 1949
The only horse in history who could gallop backwards and change leads while doing so
Si Murray 1927 1945
<i>New Riding Hall, Fort Riley, Kansas.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postard by E.O. Zellner, circa 1915
14. New Riding Hall, Fort Riley, Kansas.
 
 
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