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At this 1850s Civil War fort, visitors may see more than war relics. According to local legend, an apparition of a woman in chains can be seen walking across the fields, and a group of spectral riders appear on the Cavalry Parade Field. One dismounts, and the rest ride away. Sonce they stop near where General Custer’s house once stood, folks speculate that the ghosts were his escort. Inside the Custer House Museum, witnesses have heard stomping boots, and a teddy bear in a children’s room moves to different spots during the night. Another story tells of a woman who died of cholera while living on the premises in the 1800s, after which her ghost appeared many times demanding to be let into her house. She is still sometimes seen near the old trolley station.

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Fort Riley, KS
United States

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39.112072, -96.815965
Riley County, Kansas
Nearest Towns:
Fort Riley North, KS (0.1 mi.)
Junction City, KS (5.8 mi.)
Ogden, KS (5.9 mi.)
Grandview Plaza, KS (5.9 mi.)
Milford, KS (6.5 mi.)
Wakefield, KS (12.3 mi.)
Riley, KS (12.9 mi.)
Manhattan, KS (14.0 mi.)
Chapman, KS (14.7 mi.)
Leonardville, KS (17.6 mi.)


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