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Fort Riley

View at Kansas Memory

Date: Between 1860 and 1900

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: FK2.G2 F.722 *2

Unit ID: 270

Summary: This north west view of Fort Riley, Kansas, depicts the post hospital and various other buildings. Ft. Riley was built in 1853 and was named after Major Bennett C. Riley, who had served on the first military escort on the Santa Fe Trail. Our catalog records estimate this photo was taken around 1860, but another credible source suggests the photograph dates sometime between 1887-1897, possibly 1896.

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Title (Main title): Fort Riley


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