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Geary
County
Historical
Museum
Custer's quarters, representing life
during the frontier period. Step back in
time to see a cavalry officer and family's
way of
life. FortRileyHistorical
Society.org/Custer-House.html
First Territorial
Capitol of Kansas
" Old Bill "
wrangling,
After violence and bitter political
the Kansas Territorial
Capital came to Pawnee, a settlement
outside Fort Riley's bounds. Pawnee
lasted four days. After the Legislature
left, the Army demolished Pawnee's
buildings. The capitol remained and
became a museum in 1928. KSHS.
org/p/First-TerritorialCapitol/19572
NOTE: All activities above are at Fort
Riley. Please read the entry instructions
before visiting. Home.Army.mil/Riley/
I nd e x . php /Abou t / Vi s i t o r - I nfo
GEARY COUNTY
HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Housed in Junction City's first high
T
he Home of the Big Red One,
Fort Riley's presence adds
historical interest to Geary
County. Geary County was influential
in the turbulent Kansas settlement
period, and in national and world
events beyond.
HISTORICAL FORT RILEY
DRIVING TOUR
Established in 1852, Fort Riley was
the Home of the US Cavalry for nearly
100 years. History.Army.mil/Museums/
FieldMuseums/FortRiley_1stInfDiv/
Docs/FortRiley_DrivingTour.pdf
U.S. Cavalry Museum/
First Infantry
Division Museum
The museums stand side by side on
the fort's Main Post. The cavalry
museum tells the story of American
28
horse-mounted troopers from the
Revolutionary War until 1950. The
infantry museum explains the Big Red
One's story from 1917 to the present.
Home.Army.mil/Riley/Index.php/About
/Museums
Fort Riley
National Cemetery
the Prisoner-of-War
Look for
Cemetery, where the gravestones face
away from the others, and the Cholera
Epidemic Marker. Three Congressional
Medal of Honor recipients rest here,
Sgts. George Loyd, James F. Ayers, and
John E. Clancy. ArmyCemeteries.
Army.mil/Cemeteries/Fort-Riley-PostCemetery
CUSTER
HOUSE
Quarters #24, built in 1854, is a
replica of General George Armstrong
Geary County Visitors Guide
school, the three-story native limestone
building is a magnificent example of
the stonecutter's art. Displays include
Main Street, Grandma's Kitchen, oneroom
schoolhouse, Geary County
history, and more. The 1880s Starcke
House is south of the museum.
GCHSWeb.org
C.L. HOOVER
OPERA HOUSE
This grand structure first opened in
January 1882 and stood as a " Jewel of
the Prairie " with arts and entertainment
live on the stage. Placed on the National
Historic Register in 2003, complete
renovation to restore the elegance and
beauty of this magnificent building was
undertaken. The opera house reopened
in 2008. JCOperaHouse.org
Buffalo Soldier
Monument
The Army stationed the all-Black
Ninth and 10th Cavalry at Fort Riley
during various periods from 1887 to the
eve of World War II. They received the
nickname Buffalo Soldiers.
JunctionCity.org
http://www.Society.org/Custer-House.html http://Home.Army.mil/Riley/ http://www.GCHSWeb.org http://Home.Army.mil/Riley/Index.php/About http://History.Army.mil/Museums/ http://www.JCOperaHouse.org http://www.Army.mil/Cemeteries/Fort-Riley-Post http://www.JunctionCity.org

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