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By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2014
Fort Riley & Junction City Marker
Kansas (Geary County), Manhattan — 98 — Fort Riley & Junction City
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
Kansas (Geary County), Manhattan — 105 — Historical Kansas
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
Kansas (Riley County), Manhattan — Amanda Arnold Arch
This stone arch stood from 1878-1924 as the entry to Central School, 600 Leavenworth. At the suggestion of Judge Sam Kimble, Contractor Mont J. Green, Sr. contributed the arch as a memorial to Amanda Arnold, an early teacher who came on the . . . — Map (db m33096) HM
Kansas (Riley County), Manhattan — Carnegie Library

Between 1881 and 1917 Andrew Carnegie provided funds for 2,509 public libraries in the United States, Canada, and Britain. One of these was this building, which was the Manhattan Public Library from 1904 to 1969, when it became the Courthouse . . . — Map (db m80797) HM

Kansas (Riley County), Manhattan — Change & Growth — The Beginnings of Business

Manhattan's businesses developed around the transportation available at the time. Initially, the Kansas River and the Military Trail leading to Fort Riley were the only routes to get to Manhattan. With the arrival of the railroads, commerce . . . — Map (db m80974) HM

Kansas (Riley County), Manhattan — Civil War Memorial

Dedicated to The Union Soldier 1861 - 1865

[Dedicated] Jan 2 - 1937 — Map (db m80831) WM

Kansas (Riley County), Manhattan — Civil War Memorial

In memory of Our Union Soldiers 1861 - 1865 — Map (db m80864) WM

Kansas (Riley County), Manhattan — Civil War Memorial

In memory of the defenders of the Union 1861 - 1865 — Map (db m80865) WM

Kansas (Riley County), Manhattan — Colorado Street

The Hulse-Daughters House (1892) at 617 Colorado is a rare example of a Shingle style home in Kansas. Architect H.H. Richardson, whose Richardson Romanesque architectural style can be seen in many of the major buildings on the KSU campus, was . . . — Map (db m80968) HM

Kansas (Riley County), Manhattan — Damon Runyon — The First Neighborhoods

Damon Runyon (October 3, 1880—December 10, 1946) was a newspaperman and writer best known for his short stories celebrating the world of Broadway in New York City. He spun humorous tales of gamblers, hustlers, actors, and gangsters; . . . — Map (db m80962) HM

Kansas (Riley County), Manhattan — Dobřichovice, Czech Republic • Manhattan, Kansas — Partner City Flag Plaza — Creating Lasting Relationships

In 2006, the City of Manhattan established a partnership with Dobřichovice, a city in the Czech Republic. This relationship has created a continuing sharing of cultural, educational, youth and civic understanding and friendship between . . . — Map (db m80837) HM

Kansas (Riley County), Manhattan — Ft. Leavenworth - Ft. Riley Military Road

After crossing the Blue River and entering Riley County at the foot of Poyntz Avenue, "The Great Military Road" proceeded west to this point, where it angled off southwest passing through Theodore Roosevelt School grounds, Longs Park, and . . . — Map (db m122967) HM

Kansas (Riley County), Manhattan — Geology at Konza

The image on this plaque depicts your view of the Konza Prairie and the Kansas River Valley. Looking from west to southwest, the view is typical of the Flint Hills in their natural state. Due west is the floodplain of the Kansas River and to . . . — Map (db m80813) HM

Kansas (Riley County), Manhattan — Harahey

Governed by Chief Tatarrax ——————— Discovered by Coronado 1541 ——————— Rediscovered by J.V. Brower 1896 Erected by W. J. Griffing . . . — Map (db m80817) HM

Kansas (Riley County), Manhattan — Konza Prairie — Konza Prairie Research Natural Area

Konza Prairie Research Natural Area is an 8,600 acre tallgrass prairie preserve owned by The Nature Conservancy and managed by the Division of Biology at Kansas State University. You are standing on the northeast corner of the site which . . . — Map (db m80811) HM

Kansas (Riley County), Manhattan — Manhattan's Union Pacific Depot - Revived — The Beginnings of Business

Construction of the Union Pacific depot began the first week of August, 1901; seventy years later, the last passenger train pulled out of the station. In 1993 a community effort to preserve the depot began to take shape, and a year later . . . — Map (db m80796) HM

Kansas (Riley County), Manhattan — Millstones

In pioneer days, wheat was ground on these millstones

Display provided by Association of Operative Millers. — Map (db m80767) HM

Kansas (Riley County), Manhattan — Osage Street — The First Neighborhoods

This home at 319 N. 5th was built in 1904 by Guy Varney. Designed in the Queen Anne style, the home incorporates Palladian windows and classical column porch supports. Solid limestone walls make up the structure of the first floor. Many of the . . . — Map (db m80963) HM

Kansas (Riley County), Manhattan — Riley County Courthouse
Designed by Holland and Squires Architects in the Romanesque style Constructed by J.B. Betts of Topeka with stone carving by David Penny 1905-1907 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places Monument contributions by Bayer Stone, . . . — Map (db m32761) HM
Kansas (Riley County), Manhattan — Spanish American War Veterans Memorial

Dedicated to the memory of the Spanish American War Veterans 1898 - 1902

[Dedicated] Oct 27 - 1937 — Map (db m80833) WM

Kansas (Riley County), Manhattan — The American Veteran
In honor of All American Veterans who, although separated by generations, share a common undeniable goal, to valiantly protect and defend our country's freedoms. The American Veteran is forever the symbol of heroism, sacrifice, . . . — Map (db m32763) HM
Kansas (Riley County), Manhattan — The Hartford House

This house is one of about ten prefabricated buildings brought on the steamboat Hartford to Kansas in the spring of 1855.

The Hartford left Cincinnati, Ohio April 26, 1855. Its passengers planned to settle in a town named Manhattan . . . — Map (db m80861) HM

Kansas (Riley County), Manhattan — The Tallgrass Prairie

"As to scenery, while I know the standard claim is that Yosemite, Niagara Falls, the Upper Yellowstone, and the like afford the greatest natural shows, I am not so sure but the prairies and plains, while less stunning at first sight, last . . . — Map (db m80815) HM

Kansas (Riley County), Manhattan — World War II Memorial

Forever, we honor the men and women in military service in World War II - the largest war in human history with the greatest toll in lives, treasure, and suffering. Those we honor acted with greater strength than they thought they possessed. In . . . — Map (db m80780) HM

Kansas (Riley County), Manhattan — Yuma Street — The First Neighborhoods — Dr. John Walters

One of Manhattan's early architects, Dr. John Walters, designed Douglass School in 1903. The school - designed for "colored" children is now the Douglass Center Annex.

Walters is best known for his buildings on the Kansas State University . . . — Map (db m80895) HM


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