The Perks of Fort Riley's On-Post Housing

The Perks of Fort Riley's On-Post Housing

The U. S. Cavalry Museum is located in Fort Riley's historic main post district. Originally constructed in 1855 for use as a hospital, the building was remodeled and became headquarters to the Cavalry and Light Artillery School in 1890.

The U. S. Cavalry Museum is located in Fort Riley's historic main post district. Originally constructed in 1855 for use as a hospital, the building was remodeled and became headquarters to the Cavalry and Light Artillery School in 1890.

Fort Riley | Home of the Big Red 1 | My dad drilled here for years

Fort Riley | Home of the Big Red 1 | My dad drilled here for years

Fort Riley, KS.  Picture of Wounded Knee Monument at Fort Riley, Kansas

Fort Riley, KS. Picture of Wounded Knee Monument at Fort Riley, Kansas

2015 Manhattan Kansas Visitors Guide  The official guide to Manhattan, Kansas. www.manhattancvb.org

2015 Manhattan Kansas Visitors Guide

2015 Manhattan Kansas Visitors Guide The official guide to Manhattan, Kansas. www.manhattancvb.org

The site of Fort Riley was chosen by surveyors in the fall of 1852 and was first called Camp Center, due to its proximity to the geographical center of the United States. The following spring, three companies of the 6th infantry began the construction of temporary quarters at the camp.   On June 27, 1853, the camp's name was changed to Fort Riley in honor of Major General Bennett C. Riley, who had led the first military escort along the Santa Fe Trail and had died earlier in the month.

The site of Fort Riley was chosen by surveyors in the fall of 1852 and was first called Camp Center, due to its proximity to the geographical center of the United States. The following spring, three companies of the 6th infantry began the construction of temporary quarters at the camp. On June 27, 1853, the camp's name was changed to Fort Riley in honor of Major General Bennett C. Riley, who had led the first military escort along the Santa Fe Trail and had died earlier in the month.

Fort Riley

Fort Riley

16 Things You Should Know About Fort Riley

16 Things You Should Know About Fort Riley

Camp Funston, Fort Riley, Kansas - Kansas Memory - Kansas Historical Society

Camp Funston, Fort Riley, Kansas - Kansas Memory - Kansas Historical Society

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