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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

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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

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