On 14 July 1965, the 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry arrived at Vung Tau, Vietnam, aboard the U.S.N.S Gordon. Three months later, on 10 October 1965, the 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry arrived at Vung Tau aboard the U.S.N.S Mann. During . . . — — Map (db m89131) HM WM
Camp Funston was established as one of sixteen Divisional Cantonment Training Camps during World War I. Construction of the 2,000 acre camp began during the summer of 1917 and eventually encompassed approximately 1,400 buildings Major General . . . — — Map (db m32848) HM
In this area rest the remains of approximately 100 soldiers, civilian workers, and their dependents who perished at Fort Riley, Kansas Territory, during the cholera epidemic in the summer of 1855. These soldiers and civilian workers were engaged in . . . — — Map (db m74308) HM
Erected to the memory of Confederate soldiers whose remains are laid to rest here. They were captured during the New Mexico campaign that culminated in the Battle of Glorieta Pass fought on March 28, 1862 near Santa Fe. Approximately 130 . . . — — Map (db m74309) HM
This building was erected in 1855 in the now extinct town of Pawnee for the first legislature of the territory of Kansas. The members were mostly Missourians, fraudulently elected in an effort to make Kansas a slave state. They came in wagons and on . . . — — Map (db m33038) HM
Here where the Republican and Smoky Hill rivers unite to form the Kansas, Fremont's expedition of 1843 camped and reported great numbers of elk, antelope and Indians. In 1852 the army selected the site for a Western outpost, temporarily called . . . — — Map (db m32755) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m32847) HM
of the one and one half million
horses and mules of the Union and
Confederate armies who were killed
were wounded, or died from disease
in the Civil War
Sculpture by Tessa Pullan 1996
Gift to the . . . — — Map (db m88994) WM
This locomotive was donated to Fort Riley by the Union Pacific Railroad on 7 February 1958 for display as a symbol of contribution toward development of the midwest subsequent to 1865. Manufactured as a coal steam engine in 1908 it was . . . — — Map (db m74339) HM
This structure is named for Mose Waters, the post sutler who built it in 1888 as a general store and recreation center. It became the first post exchange in 1897 and was converted to living quarters in 1930. — — Map (db m80760) HM
This area encompasses a portion of the National Rifle Range.
The idea for such a site originated with Congressional legislation in 1904. The Army's growing emphasis on marksmanship and the idea that Fort Riley was the geographical center of . . . — — Map (db m74298) HM
South SideBrevet Major E.A. OGDEN Assistant Quartermaster died at Fort Riley Aug. 3d 1855 Aged 44 years I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from . . . — — Map (db m43970) HM
(West side) Brevet Major E.A. OGDEN Assistant Quartermaster U.S. Army died at Fort Riley Aug. 3rd 1855 Aged 44 years And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from . . . — — Map (db m74300) HM
Named in honor of Private Robert T. Henry, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, posthumously awarded the MEDAL OF HONOR for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action at Luchen, Germany 3 . . . — — Map (db m43969) WM
Named in honor of the Sturgis family.
Colonel Samuel D. Sturgis fought in the Indian Wars for 40 years (1846-1886) to expand the American Frontier in the west.
His son, Major General Samuel D. Sturgis Jr., served in the U.S. Army with . . . — — Map (db m76642) HM WM
Model. M65 280 m.m. Weight. 42,500 lbs. Length. 42 feet (1) One of only (3) three in existence, the other two are located at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma and the U.S. Army Ordinance Center in Aberdeen, Maryland. It was placed in service November 17, 1952 . . . — — Map (db m168310) HM
Between 1846 and 1869, thousands of Mormon immigrants traversed the Great Plains enroute to sanctuary in the Great Basin of the Rocky Mountains. The main route ran through Nebraska, paralleling the Platte River.
A cholera epidemic in the fall . . . — — Map (db m43936) HM
Dedicated to the Third Armored Field Artillery Battalion whose members fought with valor and distinction in the Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe campaigns of World War II receiving a Presidential Unit Citation for sustained artillery fire, . . . — — Map (db m43928) HM
This statue, honoring the United States Cavalry and its role in the settlement of the West, is located on what was long known as the Cavalry Parade Ground at Fort Riley.
It was constructed in three dimensions through the artistry of the . . . — — Map (db m74313) HM
COL Hiram E. Tuttle (1882-1956) served at Fort Riley for 12 years. He gained fame as a dressage rider and won a bronze medal for the U.S. Equestrian team in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. He competed again in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.
COL . . . — — Map (db m80762) HM
(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) . . . — — Map (db m44341) HM
To the soldiers who were killed in battle with Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee and Drexel Mission, South Dakota, December 29 and 30, 1890. Erected as a tribute of affection by their comrades of the Medical Department and Seventh Cavalry, U.S. Army, . . . — — Map (db m74311) HM
Front Dedicated to the military personnel from Fort Riley, Kansas, service in support of Operation Desert Storm July 4, 1991 by friends and neighbors in Junction City and Geary County Funding for this project has been donated by: . . . — — Map (db m43927) WM
616 N. Washington: Cozy Theater Opening in November 1918, the Cozy Theater had the finest motion picture equipment in the Midwest. The building shows influences from the "Prairie School" of architecture originating at the 1893 Chicago World's . . . — — Map (db m131577) HM
722 N. Washington: Masonic Temple Constructed in 1881, the Masons have occupied the building since 1916. The main floor has housed a variety of stores including Ziegler Hardware, Waters Hardware, and department or clothing stores under the . . . — — Map (db m131575) HM
130 West Seventh Street: This building was apparently built before the turn-of-the-century. It housed Gross Furniture, a firm dating to 1860. Later it was occupied by various groceries, cafes, and shops.
103 West 7th Street: George Smith . . . — — Map (db m131576) HM
816 N. Washington: Baskin/Clewell Drug Store Here, in 1978, the last of the "old-fashioned drug stores” in junction City closed. Built in 1904 by pharmacist C.H. Baskin, the building was acquired by Charles Clewell in 1917. Eventually his . . . — — Map (db m131574) HM
Section 1 Top Tablet United States Army The Chief of Staff October 27, 2000 The Junction City - Fort Riley Community and the Buffalo Soldiers I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Junction City-Fort Riley community . . . — — Map (db m44250) HM
Left tablet In God We Trust In Memory of the soldiers and sailors of 1861-1865 who inspired by patriotism freely offered their lives for the maintenance of an undivided country. Right tablet 1861-1865 Total Enlistment 2,778,304 . . . — — Map (db m43966) HM
In memory of George Smith
Born 1835 – Died 1905
Pioneer Citizen – Philanthropist
who willed his entire estate, including this site, to the city of Junction City for the establishment and maintenance of a public library and . . . — — Map (db m122958) HM
Five miles to the northeast the Republican and Smoky Hill rivers unite to form the Kansas or Kaw. At the junction, the city which bears the name, was founded in 1857. Before the arrival of the westward-building Union Pacific railroad in 1866, . . . — — Map (db m74013) HM
Seven miles ahead you will drive through the southern edge of Fort Riley, established as Camp Center in 1852. The fort was visited by Horace Greeley, noted editor of the New York Tribune, when he traveled by stagecoach to the Pike's Peak region . . . — — Map (db m32714) HM
Top Dedicated to all men and women wounded in all our wars Middle right My stone is red for the blood they shed. the medal I bear is my country's way to show they care. If I could be seen by all mankind maybe peace will come in my . . . — — Map (db m43968) HM
On 13 May 2003, Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, proclaimed the Eisenhower Insterstate Highway System in Kansas, as the "Purple Heart Trail." This trail memorializes those heroic service members who have had the Purple Heart medal bestowed on . . . — — Map (db m32715) HM WM
Dedicated to those who gave the
ultimate sacrifice for their country
This memorial built by major corporate sponsors including
Coors Brewing Company
The Kansas Coors Distributors Association
and many families and individuals who made . . . — — Map (db m42502) HM
Approximately 7 miles ahead is the southern edge of Fort Riley, established as a military post in 1853. Horace Greeley, noted editor of the New York Tribune, visited the fort in 1859. Of Fort Riley he said, “I hear that two millions of Uncle . . . — — Map (db m78886) HM
North on scenic K-177 is Manhattan, home of Kansas State University, established as Bluemont College in 1858. Above Manhattan is the huge Tuttle Creek dam and reservoir, described in the 1950s by embattled valley residents as "Big Dam . . . — — Map (db m55357) HM