Sturgis Stadium

Sturgis Stadium (HM1G9U)

Location: Fort Riley, KS 66442 Geary County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 4.032', W 96° 46.934'

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Named in honor of the Sturgis family.



Colonel Samuel D. Sturgis fought in the Indian Wars for 40 years (1846-1886) to expand the American Frontier in the west.



His son, Major General Samuel D. Sturgis Jr., served in the U.S. Army with distinction for 41 years (1884-1925).



General Sturgis' son, Samuel D. Sturgis Jr., as a First Lieutenant commanded Troop A 9th Mounted Engineer Squadron which in 1933 converted this draw into the present stadium. Twenty years later, Lieutenant General Samuel D. Sturgis Jr. rose to become the Chief of Engineers U.S. Army before retiring from Active Duty in 1956.



The three generations of Sturgis served 119 years of active military service in the United States Army.
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 4:28am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 691868 N 4326574
Decimal Degrees39.06720000, -96.78223333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 4.032', W 96° 46.934'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 4' 1.92" N, 96° 46' 56.04" W
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Area Code(s)785
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-98 Morris Ave, Fort Riley KS 66442, US
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