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Leavenworth, Kansas

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The Resume

    (1854- )
    Population: 37,351 (2020)
    County seat and largest city of Leavenworth County, Kansas
    Located west of the Missouri River
    Home of Fort Leavenworth

Why Leavenworth, Kansas might be annoying:

    It shares its name with a Washington state German-style tourist town.
    It has hot humid summers.
    It has a high crime rate.
    Its economy is dominated by Fort Leavenworth.
    It is home to the Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary, the United States Disciplinary Barracks, Midwest Joint Regional Correctional Facility and the inactive Leavenworth Detention Center.
    Lynchings of three black men occurred here (1887, 1893 and 1901).

Why Leavenworth, Kansas might not be annoying:

    It is the first and oldest city located in the state.
    Its location was used as a 'Gateway to the West.'
    It is home to one of the oldest Army posts located west of Washington, D.C..
    Freed slaves took refuge here from Missouri during the Civil War era.
    'Buffalo Bill' Cody used to be a Pony Express rider and an Army scout in his time here.
    Abolitionist Charles Henry Langston resided here as he helped the escaped slaves.
    Future U.S. President Dwight David Eisenhower was a graduate at Fort Leavenworth's Command and General Staff School.

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