Kansas History

This page contains a collection of things that occurred in Kansas during the year 1853. Wherever possible, a link has been provided to a page containing more information.



Jun. 24, 1853 - Bvt. Maj. Robert H. Chilton and Company B, First dragoons, arrived from Fort Leavenworth to found what became Fort Zorah, near the site of Great Bend, Kansas.

Jun. 27, 1853 - Camp Center was renamed Fort Riley -- named in honor of Maj. Gen. Bennett C. Riley who had led the first military escort along the Santa Fe Trail in 1829.

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