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

Funston Monument

 
 
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By Lee Hattabaugh, March 3, 2010
1. Funston Monument Marker
Inscription. This monument, erected in December 1918, is dedicated to the men who trained at Camp Funston during World War I. Between the fall of 1917 and November 1918, approximately 50,000 soldiers received their basic training at this camp. These soldiers formed the 10th, 89th and part of the 92nd Division. General Leonard Wood, commander of this camp, ordered construction of this stone monument as a remembrance and tribute to their service and sacrifice.
 
Erected 1918.
 
Location. 39° 6.2′ N, 96° 44.017′ W. Marker is in Fort Riley, Kansas, in Geary County. Marker is on Huebner Road east of E Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch 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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Funston (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ogden (approx. 1.4 miles away); Veteran's Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); First Capitol of Kansas (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named First Capitol of Kansas (approx. 2 miles away); Locomotive "6072"
Funston Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, March 3, 2010
2. Funston Monument Marker
(approx. 2.7 miles away); Fort Riley (approx. 3.2 miles away); Tuttle Park (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Riley.
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PersonsNotable PlacesWar, World I
 
Funston Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, March 3, 2010
3. Funston Monument Marker
To the men who trained at Funston for the Great War
Funston Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, March 3, 2010
4. Funston Monument Marker
Funston Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, March 3, 2010
5. Funston Monument Marker
Location sign out on Huebner Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 848 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 10, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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