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Fort Leavenworth

Leavenworth, Kansas
County of Leavenworth.
Fort Leavenworth Military Reservation
National Register Number: 66000346
Resource type: District.
Property type: Defense - military facility. The threat level was Watch in
Congressional District: KS-3 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Active fort. Frontier Army Museum interprets the site..

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 19, 1960):
Fort Leavenworth has been in continuous occupation by the military since it was first established in 1827 to protect caravans on the Santa Fe Trail. The fort played a pivotal roles in the Mexican and Civil Wars, and it became the temporary capital of Kansas Territory in 1854.

The landmark is in good condition, but mitigating issues warrant moving the threat level to "watch."

General rehab of buildings for new and continued uses especially housing. Continued work with Cultural Resources manager to reconcile anti-terrorism standards from DoD with Secretary of the Interior's Standards.

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