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Fort Leavenworth (4 Markers)

Kansas State Historical Marker
Leavenworth County
      Established in 1827, Fort Leavenworth is the oldest army post in continuous operation west of the Missouri River. Serving as the army's chief base of operations on the Central Plains, the fort furnished troops and supplies for military operations as far away as the Pacific Coast. Troops stationed at the fort were given the task of maintaining peace on the frontier and protecting trade on the newly established Santa Fe Trail. With the establishment of the Oregon-California Trail in the 1840s, travelers on that trail also received protection.

    7th Street, K-7 and US-24, Leavenworth County
    Markers at: 7th Street entrance to Fort Leavenworth; turnout on K-7, 11 miles northwest of city of Leavenworth; turnouts on US-24, .3 miles west and .5 miles east of US-24, US-73, and K-7 interchange