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The First Congregational Church was organized on September 23, 1868, meeting in the home of the founding pastor, the Rev. H. E. Woodcock. The congregation then met in the schoolhouse until 1872 when the present church was built.
The Reuter organ w…
He helped make Kansas a free state,
He fought to save the Union,
He published the Daily Times for nearly
forty years in the interest of Leavenworth,
He was no hypocrite.
In 1899 the City of Leavenworth voted a tax levy for a library. Women's clubs, by library fund raising activities, accumulated $3,000 and steel magnate Andrew Carnegie contributed $30,000. The total was enough to build and equip the facility.
Leavenworth was founded in June, 1854, although it was not incorporated until the following summer. During the territorial struggle which flared between proslavery and Free-State forces, the city was the scene of many incidents which contributed t…
Located at this spot was the Star of the West Saloon, which was in business from around 1869 until 1887. Although no famous events or persons are associated with this saloon, the Star of the West was a fine representative of the wild and woolly ac…
First Campaign Speech for the Presidency given at Stockton Hall, 4th and Delaware, Leavenworth, Kansas
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 …
With the faith and courage oftheir forefathers who madepossible the freedom of theseUnited States
The Boy Scouts of America
dedicate this replica of theStatue of Liberty as a pledgeof everlasting fidelity andloyalty
40th Anniversary Crusa…
This building was the first site used by the I.O.O.F. in Kansas. The cornerstone was laid on May 14, 1867. Later renamed Davis Hall, the upper floor was used for local political meetings.
In 1975 the premises were included in the inventory of h…
The Doughboy statue was first erected at Victory Junction in 1921 in memory of the members of the military who died in World War I. It was dedicated November 11, 1928.
In 1941 the statue was moved to its present location. Extensive deterioratio…