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On this site the first Jewish place of worship in the state of Kansas was built. After a large Jewish community established residence in Leavenworth City, Kansas Territory. Temple B'Nai Jeshurun was constructed in 1866. Initially, the first group …
Between Lawrence and Topeka, the Kansas turnpike passes near the route of the old Oregon-California Trail, traveled in the 1800s by explorers, missionaries, soldiers, emigrants in search of land, and forty-niners in search of gold. Fifteen miles s…
Died Nov. 10. 1864 of wounds received at the battle of Big Blue River Oct. 23. 1864.
Dedicated to the Soldiers who died while serving their country at Fort Larned, Kansas (1859-1878). In 1888, remains were relocated from the post cemetery to Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, Section B, where they were not identified. Among the m…
Who was killed in an engagement with the Sioux Indians near Fort Laramie. N. T., August 18, 1854.
Samuel Turner Shepperd, son of Honorable A. H. Shepperd of North Carolina. Died at Fort Leavenworth, K. T. June 27, 1855 Aged 24 yrs, 3 mos. He graduated at West Point in June 1854, entered the army as Brevet 2nd Lieut, 2nd Infantry and wa…
July 20, 1980 - May 2, 2004 KIA - Operation Iraqi Freedom 1st Cavalry, 91st Engineers [Purple Heart]
SSG, US Army DOB 11-2-84 DOD 6-11-11 KIA Operation Enduring Freedom 3rd Plt, B Co, 1/75 Ranger Bn Pakita Province, Afghanistan [Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart]
Sergeant, US Army Oct. 1, 1988 - Oct. 6, 2013 Killed in Action Operation Enduring Freedom B Co., 3/75 Ranger Regiment [Bronze Star Medal for Valor, Purple Heart]
Saint Mary was founded in 1859 by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth as an academy for young women. The academy moved to this site in 1870. The original building, St. Mary Hall (constructed 1868-70), served both as the Academy and the Motherhou…
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