The first Class of the Easton Methodist Church was started in 1858 by a circuit rider. Rev. W. Marlott was the first pastor assigned in 1862. In 1869 stone was quarried from a hillside one mile west of Easton to build the present church and the hall . . . — — Map (db m53289) HM
Born - 21 March 1856
- Early Schooling -
American Missionary Association
U.S. Military Academy
01 July 1873 - 14 June 1877
4th Black to Attend
1st Black to Graduate . . . — — Map (db m52970) HM WM
This monument was dedicated September 16, 1938 by survivors of the 32nd United States Volunteer Infantry in commemoration of those gallant comrades who made the supreme sacrifice during the Philippine Insurrection 1898-1901
[Roll of Honored . . . — — Map (db m66780) WM
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that . . . — — Map (db m114216) HM
Buried - Jacksonville, IL
Married Alice Kirk - 24 Sep 1854
Married Lillian King - 28 Jul 1897
Fathered seven children
29 years of military service
1861 - 1890
Advocated equal treatment for Blacks and Native Americans . . . — — Map (db m65043) HM WM
Soldier, scholar, diplomat, explorer, the career of Meriwether Lewis epitomizes the range of duties and responsibilities inherent in the role of United States Army officer. Lewis was born 18 August, 1774 in Virginia and was commissioned as ensign in . . . — — Map (db m66670) HM
Captain William Clark epitomized the best qualities of the American citizen-soldier and their seminal contributions to the development of the United States. Clark was born 1 August, 1770 to a modest, but accomplished and fiercely patriotic Virginia . . . — — Map (db m66682) HM
Colonel 9th Cavalry
Brevet Major General, U.S.A.
Born in Bangor, Me.
Dec. 22, 1832
Died at Fort Robinson, Neb.
April 11, 1889
Brill's Point Charleston Sykeston
New Madrid Point Pleasant Island No. 10 . . . — — Map (db m42071) WM
This building is dedicated to the memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Schenck Smith, the daughter and wife of Army officers. In 1920, Mrs. Smith founded the Fort Leavenworth Women's Club, the forerunner of today's Wives' Club. Agendas included women's . . . — — Map (db m66675) HM
Established in 1827, Fort Leavenworth is the oldest army post in continuous operation west of the Missouri River. Serving as the army's chief base of operations on the Central Plains, the fort furnished troops and supplies for military operations . . . — — Map (db m63183) HM
During the Civil War, Fort Leavenworth functioned as an arsenal, a supply base, and a training and organizational camp for volunteer troops. A series of defensive earthworks was constructed on a hill overlooking the National Cemetery. The position . . . — — Map (db m63168) HM
In October of 1864 when Fort Leavenworth and the city of Leavenworth were threatened by Confederate forces under General Sterling Price, fortifications were constructed on the crest of the ridge to the west. These works were armed with heavy siege . . . — — Map (db m66684) HM
On 4 July 1976, the 200th birthday of our Republic, this French cannon was dedicated as a symbol of the aid received from France during our struggle for independence.
France provided men, money, materiel, and moral support without which the . . . — — Map (db m66754) HM WM
Born 05 Apr 1937
Harlem, New York
Graduated ROTC, City College
of New York, 1958
Alma Vivian Johnson, 25 Aug 1962
Luther and Maud Powell
- First Black -
Secretary of State
National Security Advisor
Chairman, . . . — — Map (db m83307) HM WM
Born: 11 October 1928
St. Louis, Missouri
Commissioned: 01 Jun 1951
United States Military Academy
Retired: 30 November 1985
Died: 22 July 1993
"His legacy, and your charge...
Instill in our . . . — — Map (db m52967) HM WM
[Battles listed chronologically]
Palo Alto : Resaca de la Palma : Monterey : Cerro Gordo : Contreras : San Antonio : Cherubusco : Vera Cruz : Molino del Rey : Chapultepec : City of Mexico
Belmont ∙ Fort Henry ∙ Fort Donelson . . . — — Map (db m81734) WM
This building was used as a horse riding hall where troops practiced horsemanship skills. It was used for this purpose until the "new" riding hall was constructed in 1908. The new Riding Hall is now Gruber Gym on Reynolds Avenue. — — Map (db m66672) HM
Samuel Turner Shepperd,
son of Honorable A. H. Shepperd
of North Carolina.
Died at Fort Leavenworth,
K. T. June 27, 1855
Aged 24 yrs, 3 mos.
He graduated at West Point in June 1854, entered the army as Brevet 2nd Lieut, 2nd Infantry and . . . — — Map (db m93433) WM
This cut is part of the old Santa Fe Trail. Many years ago the Missouri River came near this site and thousands of early settlers were ferried here. Their wagons and teams climbed this hill and headed west toward Santa Fe and the Oregon . . . — — Map (db m66712) HM
This building and Sheridan Hall to the west were built in 1859 as Ordnance store houses. In 1882, it was remodeled to house Headquarters of the Department of Missouri. It was occupied in 1890 by the Infantry and Cavalry School, forerunner of the . . . — — Map (db m66778) HM
Dedicated to the Soldiers who died while serving their country at Fort Larned, Kansas (1859-1878). In 1888, remains were relocated from the post cemetery to Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, Section B, where they were not identified. Among the . . . — — Map (db m93424) HM
Transfer of title to U.S. Army by
Archbishop Edward J. Hunkeler, D.D.
Rich in the tradition of the early frontier this historic shrine, which was built as the Church of St. . . . — — Map (db m66704) HM
The stone monuments to the west mark the trace of the original road leading up from the river. For many pioneers, traders, settlers and soldiers, this was the beginning of the Oregon and Santa Fe Trails leading to the Far West. The steamboat and . . . — — Map (db m66713) HM
In 1881 General William Tecumseh Sherman established at Fort Leavenworth the School of Application for Infantry and Cavalry. In 1907 the title was changed to the Army School of the Line, in 1922 to the General Service Schools, in 1929 to the . . . — — Map (db m66653) HM
We dedicate this tree to the American Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen of all conflicts, to all who sacrificed their lives in the cause of freedom, and to the patriotism and unity found in the hearts of the American People. Let this tree . . . — — Map (db m79823) WM
Dedicated in memory of
General Melvin Zais
1916 - 1981
Commissioned in the infantry 1937
Served with distinction for 37 years
CGSC Class of 1948
CGSC Instructor 1949-1952
Fought in three wars
CG 101st Airborne Division . . . — — Map (db m66705) WM
This home was built circa 1870 by A. A. Higgenbotham. The stone was quarried at Junction City, Kansas. Messrs. Anthony, Goehner and Lysle negotiated with the Harvey family and the property was donated to Cushing Hospital in 1944. The Hospital . . . — — Map (db m53605) HM
In 1997, the cities of Leavenworth, Kansas and Omihachiman, Japan became Sister and Brother cities. The two cities are connected because of the civic and religious commitment of one man, Mr. William Merrell Vories.
Vories was born in Leavenworth . . . — — Map (db m42105) HM
In Leavenworth's early days this building was the home of the Charles Ackenhausen Saddlery Company. Mr. Ackenhausen was a prominent and progressive citizen and a great benefit to Leavenworth after immigrating from Hanover, Germany. In 1858 he worked . . . — — Map (db m50885) HM
"Each man carried a bowie-knife, a revolver, a pair of breeches, a shirt and a very don't-care a damn expression...The stews and brothels, the hospitals and poorhouses of the East can furnish thousands more of just such scabby, scurvy, scapegoats, . . . — — Map (db m46709) HM
Carry Amelia Nation, the Kansas Prohibitionist, who became internationally known for breaking up saloons, was born in Kentucky in 1846. The widow of an alcoholic, she remarried and settled in Medicine Lodge, Kansas.
The state constitution . . . — — Map (db m42172) HM
This building was the first site used by the I.O.O.F. in Kansas. The cornerstone was laid on May 14, 1867. Later renamed Davis Hall, the upper floor was used for local political meetings.
In 1975 the premises were included in the inventory of . . . — — Map (db m71708) HM
Rev. B. M. Hobson of Lexington, Mo. a Presbyterian preached in a grove of elms near 3rd & Miami in the summer of 1855. On 1 Jan. 1856 Rev. C. D. Martin of Philadelphia organized the First Presbyterian Church with nine members. The group reorganized . . . — — Map (db m46782) HM
Into the grunt and growl life of the southwest frontier Fred Harvey brought an era of gracious manners, delicious food, good women, and high standards of service. Frederick Harvey was born in London in 1835. At fifteen Harvey immigrated to the . . . — — Map (db m53991) HM
The law firm of Sherman, Ewing and McCook was on the 2nd floor of a wooden building located in front of this pedestal. All four partners in the firm became general officers in the Union Army during the Civil War. The most famous member of the firm . . . — — Map (db m42154) HM
In 1866 this area was given to the city to be used by farmers selling their products. For sale were hay, wood, live poultry, eggs, hand churned butter, farm smoked hams and bacon, and fruits and vegetables in season. Horese and mules were traded. . . . — — Map (db m53987) HM
Dedicated to all who came before us - from our pioneers to our parents, to these we owe our freedom, faith, country, community and lives. May we enjoy and protect the good things of life in Mid-America that our heritage has made possible.
. . . — — Map (db m65047) HM WM
David J. Brewer, distinguished jurist, lived in Leavenworth from 1859 to 1889. He served as judge of the First District Court of Kansas, 1865 to 1869; justice of the Kansas Supreme Court, 1871-1884; judge of the U.S. Circuit Court, 1884-1889; and . . . — — Map (db m82698) HM
Fred Harvey, founder of the restaurant chain that bears his name, lived here from 1883 until his death. The family occupied the residence until 1943. It was transferred to the Leavenworth Board of Education in 1949.
Harvey pioneered well . . . — — Map (db m53603) HM
Land for the building was purchased from the U.S. Government in 1857 by William H. Russell of Lafayette County, Missouri. The building was built in 1878 by James A. McGonigle for Francis Fitzwilliam. It was financed through the German Bank of . . . — — Map (db m46717) HM
William Tecumseh Sherman
Thomas Ewing Jr.
Hugh Boyle Ewing
Daniel McCook Jr.
All four members of the law firm served with distinction as general officers in the Union Army in the Civil War.
Thomas Ewing Jr. was the first Chief Justice . . . — — Map (db m42111) HM WM
Leavenworth was founded in June, 1854, although it was not incorporated until the following summer. During the territorial struggle which flared between proslavery and Free-State forces, the city was the scene of many incidents which contributed . . . — — Map (db m71724) HM
After passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, May 30, 1864, this area was swiftly settled. The county was organized in 1855, taking its name from Gen. Henry Leavenworth who established the nearby fort in 1827.
In a county seat war, Leavenworth was . . . — — Map (db m46777) HM
The Doughboy statue was first erected at Victory Junction in 1921 in memory of the members of the military who died in World War I. It was dedicated November 11, 1928.
In 1941 the statue was moved to its present location. Extensive deterioration . . . — — Map (db m66876) HM
Dedicated to the
Memory of our Boys
The Supreme Sacrifice
in the World War
Byron H. Mehl Ernest Bagwell
Anthony Blanchard William E. Burns
Edward Blochberger Riley D. Cunningham
David H. Crockett Frank . . . — — Map (db m46751) WM
Created to reclaim this historic riverfront for the citizens of Leavenworth and to recall its prominent role in the development of the American West.
When Leavenworth was established in . . . — — Map (db m42138) HM
In 1899 the City of Leavenworth voted a tax levy for a library. Womens clubs, by library fund raising activities, accumulated $3,000 and steel magnate Andrew Carnegie contributed $30,000. The total was enough to build and equip the facility. . . . — — Map (db m71725) HM
Leavenworth in the eighteen sixties and seventies was a bustling boom town. River boats arrived almost daily and railroads were extending west and north carrying settlers, their property and supplies. Later three railroads built passenger stations . . . — — Map (db m42106) HM
Campaigning for the Presidency of the United States, Abraham Lincoln crossed the Missouri River from St. Joseph to Elwood, Kansas Territory, on December 1, 1859. From there, he was driven in a horse-drawn buggy to Leavenworth.
On December 3, . . . — — Map (db m46750) HM
On this site once stood the most famous and magnificent hotel between St. Louis and San Francisco - the Planters. The Planters, a fine four story brick building with 100 guestrooms, opened for business in December 1856. The Planter's most . . . — — Map (db m42152) HM
In the late 1800s and early 1900s Leavenworth was the most important manufacturing city in Kansas and one of the largest in the entire United States. It had sixty-seven prosperous and growing industries. It was third in furniture production in the . . . — — Map (db m42168) HM
The Nathaniel Burt Home was constructed in 1895 for Nathaniel Henry Burt, president of the Great Western Stove Company. It was designed by William Feth, a local architect who also designed the Leavenworth County Courthouse and other local . . . — — Map (db m82699) HM
With the faith and courage of
their forefathers who made
possible the freedom of these
The Boy Scouts of America
dedicate this replica of the
Statue of Liberty as a pledge
of everlasting fidelity and
loyalty . . . — — Map (db m71710) HM
In 1984 V.B. Greenamyre and family gave the building to the City of Leavenworth. In 1985 a bond issue was voted to renovate the building and to build additional facilities. A half cent sales tax was approved to payoff those bonds and support the . . . — — Map (db m42110) HM
Before you stands the manufacturer's bank building; once headquarters for the freighting firm of Russell, Majors and Waddell. Fort Leavenworth's strategic location made it the logical logistical supply center to support the U.S. Army throughout the . . . — — Map (db m46713) HM
Saint Mary was founded in 1859 by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth as an academy for young women. The academy moved to this site in 1870. The original building, St. Mary Hall (constructed 1868-70), served both as the Academy and the . . . — — Map (db m86756) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m46720) HM
On 25 August 1861 the first Lutheran sermon in Leavenworth County was delivered in the Methodist church in Kickapoo. A congregation was organized on 9 March 1862 and a church was built on Delaware Street. In 1880 a second church was built at 7th . . . — — Map (db m53985) HM
Saint Paul's, the oldest church in Kansas, was the site of the first consecration of a church, the first confirmation of a child, and the first ordination of a priest.
From 1837 to 1856 a mission served both the fort and the city.
On December . . . — — Map (db m53983) HM
Leavenworth's Stockton Hall was built in 1857 at the southwest corner of Fourth and Delaware streets. Although not the first of the town's public halls, Stockton was to become the most famous. It was a frame building forty-five by one hundred and . . . — — Map (db m46716) HM
On this site the first Jewish place of worship in the state of Kansas was built. After a large Jewish community established residence in Leavenworth City, Kansas Territory. Temple B'Nai Jeshurun was constructed in 1866. Initially, the first group of . . . — — Map (db m103870) HM
Daniel Read Anthony, born on February 15, 1820 and his sister, Susan Brownell Anthony, born on August 22, 1824, had tremendous influence over the course of events in Kansas and the nation. Daniel's influence was felt through his newspaper and Susan . . . — — Map (db m42150) HM
In the early 1860's John Foster bought the farm land and house which is now Leavenworth's Museum. The farm was transferred to Lucien Scott a banker in 1882. Mr. Scott added the front part to the house and his architect George McKenna carved the . . . — — Map (db m82715) HM
Two weeks after Kansas was officially opened for settlement, the state's oldest city was born. The date was June 12, 1854, and the town was named for nearby Fort Leavenworth.
In September, type for the first regular weekly newspaper in Kansas . . . — — Map (db m19839) HM
In this building in 1856 Lucien Scott and John Kerr opened a private bank, Scott, Kerr and Company. In 1874 it was merged with the First National Bank of Leavenworth which had been established in 1868. The First National Bank holds National Charter . . . — — Map (db m50890) HM
North Esplanade Historic District
In the plat of the Town of Leavenworth, Kansas Territory, filed December 20, 1854, in the Surveyor General's Office at Fort Leavenworth, the proprietors of the town donated to the public "the perpetual use . . . — — Map (db m42073) HM
The railroad era began in the eastern part of the United States in the 1830's when the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad opened with thirteen miles of track. Most of the lines were built in the Northeast and Old Northwest.
The first Kansas Territorial . . . — — Map (db m42155) HM
In the Eighteen Fifties, Sixties and Seventies with thousands of settlers pouring into Leavenworth by river boat and train the landing area housed banks, hotels, saloons, offices, stores and livery stables.
As the city grew away from the river . . . — — Map (db m50900) HM
Leavenworth - Gateway to the West and Headquarters of the Department of the Missouri - was the supply base for settlers and emigrants to the vast region lying west to the Pacific Ocean. Selected because of the excellence of its site, the . . . — — Map (db m50902) HM
Abraham Lincoln addressed one of the largest assemblies in Kansas Territory from these steps on December 6, 1859. The steps were originally at the Planters Hotel located on the north side of Shawnee, between the levee and Main (Esplanade). Five . . . — — Map (db m82700) HM
In 1854 the river was the freeway of commerce, and every stable landing was a natural stop. The Missouri bends in at the Leavenworth area, and the current runs along a natural limestone bluff for some miles. A small creek cut through that bluff at . . . — — Map (db m42141) HM
Here stood one of the most famous saloons of the West. The building called Kunzs Hall and built in 1869 also housed the Kansas Freie Presse a German language newspaper and the H. J. Helmers Barber Shop. The saloon was named “Star of the . . . — — Map (db m71718) HM
Located at this spot was the Star of the West Saloon, which was in business from around 1869 until 1887. Although no famous events or persons are associated with this saloon, the Star of the West was a fine representative of the wild and woolly . . . — — Map (db m71723) HM
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