A little about Junction City
Located in the heart of Kansas, Junction City offers plenty of small-town atmosphere, big city amenities and rural pleasures. A 2000 All-American City finalist, Junction City is a community where the people are friendly, the atmosphere is inviting and, the lifestyle is ethnically diversified. Just minutes from Fort Riley, an active duty post known as the birthplace of the 7th Cavalry, Junction City is surrounded by history. Play to your heart’s content at Milford Lake, Kansas' largest lake or just kick back and enjoy the scenic Flint Hills. Whether it is a half day, a full day or a lifetime...Junction City is the perfect place to find adventure, history, and a bright future.
The history of Junction City
Junction City was the first town west of the Mississippi to distribute Coca-Cola. Junction City was one of the first towns in Kansas to have a kindergarten in 1927. In 1929, the "Uptown" Theater was one of the first theaters in Kansas to be equipped with " talkies" (motion pictures). Famous guests of the Historic Bartell Hotel include: Mr. Adllphus Busch, Sally Rand, Gene Tierney, John Phillip Sousa, W.C. Fields, Gloria Vanderbilt, Dan Dailey, and John Wayne. In January 1872, Russian Grand Duke Alexis was feted with a dinner given by the townspeople, with Mayor Robert O. Rizer as host. The Duke had been on a buffalo hunt and stopped here on his way to attend a session of the Kansas Legislature. Fort Riley's first name was Camp Center, because it was believed to be the geographic center of the U.S.
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