Transcribed from volume I of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed May 2002 by Carolyn Ward.


Fort Leavenworth, a town of Leavenworth county, the oldest permanent white settlement in Kansas, is located on the Missouri river about 3 miles north of the city of Leavenworth. When Col. Leavenworth established a military post here in 1827, a number of settlers soon located around the fort, and although only squatters on the government land, they formed the first white settlement in what is now Kansas. With the passing years the fort has grown in importance and the population of the town has increased in proportion. Today it is a progressive and well established community with a money order postoffice, telegraph and express facilities and other business enterprises, and in 1910 had a population of 2,000.

Page 666 from volume I of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed May 2002 by Carolyn Ward.

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INTRODUCTION

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I

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VOLUME III

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEXES


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