Tuttle Park

Tuttle Park (HM1J45)

Location: Fort Riley, KS 66442 Geary County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 4.046', W 96° 46.942'

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COL Hiram E. Tuttle (1882-1956) served at Fort Riley for 12 years. He gained fame as a dressage rider and won a bronze medal for the U.S. Equestrian team in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. He competed again in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.

COL Tuttle trained many famous dressage horses with the Fort Riley Equestrian Team. (Dressage is the art of guiding a mount through a set of maneuvers without visible use of the hands, reins, or legs.) In his exhibitions, COL Tuttle sometimes used only silk threads for reins.

The limestone jump in the center of the park is the last of its kind on Fort Riley. Such jumps were used for training riders and their mounts.
HM NumberHM1J45
Year Placed1991
Placed ByUnited States Army and FRHAS
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 at 9:04pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 691856 N 4326600
Decimal Degrees39.06743333, -96.78236667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 4.046', W 96° 46.942'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 4' 2.76" N, 96° 46' 56.52" W
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Area Code(s)785
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Morris Ave, Fort Riley KS 66442, US
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