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Main Post Area, Fort Riley

  • Vicinity: NE of Junction City on KS 18
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Sitting Bull Significant name
1852/00/00 Fall of 1852, survey party led by Captain Robert Chilton, 1st US Dragoons, selected a site near the confluence of the Republican and Smoky Hill Rivers to establish Camp Center
1855/08/01 From Wednesday August 1st until Friday noon August 3rd, cholera kills between 45 to 50 people at Fort Riley, ultimately about 70.
1866/09/21 7th Cavalry Regiment, US Army Established 7th Cavalry Regiment is organized on 21 September 1866 at Fort Riley, Kansas
1866/12/00 George Armstrong Custer Military Lt Colonel George A Custer arrives to take command of the 7th Cavalry. The Custer family live at Quarters 21A which has been extensively renovated.
1887/00/00 Officers' Row, Forsyth Ave (7, 8, 11 and 12 built 1887), (15, 16 and 17 built in 1889), (9 and 10 1890), (13 and 14 built in 1894), eventually home to WWII veterans Jonathan Wainwright, Ernie Harmon, H H Hap Arnold and Terry Allen
1945/07/00 Kurt Vonnegut Soldier Vonnegut is stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, typing discharge papers for soldiers. Soon he is awarded a Purple Heart: "I myself was awarded my country's second-lowest decoration, a Purple Heart for frost-bite."


Custer House

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Particulars for Main Post Area, Fort Riley:
Historic Use Arms storage
Criteria Consideration Commemorative property
Owner Federal
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Historic Use Institutional housing
Level of Significance Local
Area of Significance Military
Historic Use Military facility
Historic Use Monument, Marker
Cultural Affiliation Native American
Criteria Person
Historic Use Single dwelling

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 74000837
Resource Type:
Owner: Federal
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: No style listed
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Military, Native American
Applicable Criteria: Event, Person
Criteria Consideration: Commemorative property
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874
Significant Year: 1852
Associated People: Sitting Bull
Historic Function: Domestic, Defense, Recreation and Culture
Historic Sub-Function: Military facility, Single dwelling, Monument, Marker, Institutional housing, Arms storage
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Domestic, Defense
Current Sub-Function: Military facility Museum Single dwelling Institutional housing Monument, Marker

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