Ft. Leavenworth


Kansas City

Interesting Facts About Fort Leavenworth, KS

  • 8 May 1827--Fort Leavenworth, first known as Cantonment Leavenworth, was established by Col. Henry Leavenworth on the Missouri River's right bank of Salt Creek as an army post to protect the western frontier and travelers on the Santa Fe Trail.

  • In the late 1800's Leavenworth was known as a place to start travelling West.

  • The yellow brick road that leads to Dorothy's House in Liberal, Kansas was buit in 1907-1908 and given to the Seward County Historical Society.

  • Buffalo Bill grew-up here.

  • The Oregon Trail passed through here, and the trail can still be seen today.

  • Also in Leavenworth there is a Federal Prison. This one is the largest in the United States.

  • Over 1,000 people come and leave here every year!!!

  • Kansas City is a great place to do all of your shopping.

  • Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun in Kansas City are GREAT amusement parks.

  • Amelia Earhart was born in nearby Atchison, Kansas.

  • The Pony Express was started in Saint Joseph, Missouri.