The Star of the West

The Star of the West (HM1CZJ)

Location: Leavenworth, KS 66048 Leavenworth County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.129', W 94° 54.903'

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Here stood one of the most famous saloons of the West. The building called Kunz's Hall and built in 1869 also housed the Kansas Freie Presse a German language newspaper and the H. J. Helmers Barber Shop. The saloon was named "Star of the West" in 1871.

Here leading statesmen, military men, plainsmen, and business men met and here they discussed the many issues of the day. In those discussions a city and a state matured.

Even after Kansas adopted constitutional prohibition in 1880 the Star of the West continued to be a saloon until 1887, when it became known as a "restaurant and reading room." The name was discontinued in 1896.
Year Placed1970
Placed ByLeavenworth Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 10:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 334913 N 4353905
Decimal Degrees39.31881667, -94.91505000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.129', W 94° 54.903'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 7.74" N, 94° 54' 54.18" W
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Area Code(s)913
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 423 Shawnee St, Leavenworth KS 66048, US
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