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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.
Date: Between 1860 and 1900
This source can serve as an illustration to accompany discussion of early forts in Kansas, and also discussions that focus specifically on Ft. Riley.
KS:7th:1.5:Forts and Trails (2005)
Item Number: 270
Call Number: FK2.G2 F.722 *2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 270
Built Environment - Areas of Significance - Military
Built Environment - Function - Defense - Fortification
Built Environment - Function - Defense - Military Facility
Collections - Photograph
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - Prehistory to 1854 (Benchmark 1) - Kansas forts and trails (Indicator 5) - Fort Riley
Date - 1861-1869
Date - 1870s
Date - 1880s
Date - 1890s
Military - Facilities - Forts - Fort Riley
Military - Facilities - Military reservations
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph
Places - Counties - Geary
Places - Forts and military installations - Fort Riley
Thematic Time Period - Immigration and Settlement, 1854 - 1890
Type of Material - Photographs - Views - Panoramic