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September 15, 1917


JAMA. 1917;LXIX(11):902-906. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.25910380001017

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Fort Riley, on the Union Pacific Railway about 60 miles west of Topeka, is one of the largest of the historic forts of the West, and by many is considered the most beautiful.

THE TERRAIN  Situated on the Republican River at its junction with the Smoky Hill River to form the Kaw or Kansas, the post lies in a large, wonderfully drained basin with many small cañons leading down from the plateau, and innumerable side cañons opening into these. A noticeable feature is the rim rock which juts out from the hillside just below the level of the plateau surrounding the basin.For a number of miles this plateau, at a level of perhaps 150 feet above the camp, extents to the north and to the west, forming an indefinite number of drill and maneuver grounds. Up the hill to the drill grounds is about the first hike of a

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