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A city of northeast Kansas on the Missouri River northwest of Kansas City. Settled in 1854 by proslavery partisans from Missouri, it is near Fort Leavenworth, the site of a federal penitentiary.
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(ˈlɛvənˌwɜːθ; -wəθ)
(Placename) a city in NE Kansas, on the Missouri River: the state's oldest city, founded in 1854 by proslavery settlers from Missouri. Pop: 35 211 (2003 est)
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(ˈlɛv ənˌwɜrθ, -wərθ)

a city in NE Kansas: site of federal prison. 33,656.
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At present we shall stop with him at Cantonment Leavenworth, the frontier post of the United States; where he arrived on the 27th of September.
There is a doctor in Leavenworth prison right now for that."
In Leavenworth in the USA it is celebrated in a very authentic style: The village is a perfect replica of a Bavarian village.
In addition Fish Brewing was awarded three gold medals and one silver medal during the competition; Fish Tale Organic IPA won Gold, Leavenworth Boulder Bend Dunkelweizen won Gold, Leavenworth Premium Lager won Gold, and Leavenworth Whistling Pig Hefeweizen captured the Silver.
The nine Leavenworth federal prison convicts were obvious; those wearing the blue and gray road uniforms of the Kansas City Packers only slightly less so.
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The history of Fort Leavenworth is one of the most storied in the Army.
In Leavenworth, Washington, you can warm your heart around a cozy fire after, well, you name it--downhill skiing, snow shoeing, sledding, cross-country skiing, shopping, sleigh riding, wine tasting, snowmobiling, spa hopping, dining, or strolling through our village of lights.