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Leavenworth, founded in 1854, was the first city incorporated in the territory of Kansas. The city developed south of Fort Leavenworth, which was established as Cantonment Leavenworth in 1827 by Colonel Henry Leavenworth. Its location on the Missouri River.

Just to the north is Fort Leavenworth, known as the “Intellectual Center of the Army”, is home to the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center. It is also home to the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, School of Advanced Military Studies, the Center for Army Leadership, the Combat Studies Institute, the Combined Arms Doctrine Directorate, the Center for Army Lessons Learned and the Mission Command Center of Excellence.

Downtown Leavenworth is a very cute historical area with quaint shops, lofts, restaurants and the Riverfront Community Center and the CW Parker Carousel Museum and old antique carousel. It is a delightful downtown area with an active Chamber of Commerce sponsoring many activities. There is also a local Farmers Market.

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