Arcadia Publishing has released a pictorial history of Fort Riley. The book features over 150 photographs, covering the history of the post from its establishment in 1853 to the present day. Most of the photographs are drawn from the U. S. Cavalry Museum collection.
Chapter headings cover the frontier post, the golden years of the cavalry, the Great War and Camp Funston, the interwar years, World War II, containment and peacekeeping, sports and famous personalities.
The book is part of Arcadia's Images of America series which celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country.
The book was co-authored by Mr. William McKale, Director of the Museum Division at Fort Riley, and Dr. Robert Smith, Museum Archivist.
The book, which retails for $19.99 plus tax, is available at Custer's Cottage, located in Bldg. 205 (the U. S. Cavalry Museum). For more information call (785) 239-2743.