Leavenworth in Leavenworth County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Site of Offices of Russell, Majors, and Waddell
A Famous Freighting Firm
In the years 1855-1861 this firm was a major factor in the settlement of the West. Using thousands of teams, and both wagons and stagecoaches, it hauled supplies and passengers to Army posts and settlements west of Fort Leavenworth. Members of the firm started the Leavenworth & Pike's Peak Express Company, which later became the Central Overland California & Pike's Peak Express, parent company of the celebrated Pony Express of 1860-1861.
Erected by Manufacturers State Bank (1888 - 1967.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail series list.
Location. 39° 19.095′ N, 94° 54.834′ W. Marker is in Leavenworth, Kansas, in Leavenworth County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Street (U.S. 73) and Delaware Street, on the left when traveling north on 4th Street. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Russell, Majors & Waddell (a few steps from this marker); Lincoln at Stockton Hall (a few steps from this marker); Stockton Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Knights of Columbus Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Heritage Court / Celebration of the Midwest Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Leavenworth Masonic Building Association (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cyclone Carry (about 300 feet away); Freedom Tree (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leavenworth.
Also see . . . Russell, Majors and Waddell. (Submitted on September 1, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 579 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 3. submitted on August 31, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.