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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.


(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)


(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.
LEAVENWORTH -- Plans are moving forward for a new Link Transit Park and Ride in Leavenworth adjacent to Safeway.
Sources Sought: Eastern Kansas Health Care System at Leavenworth and Topeka Air Ambulance Services (Fixed Wing).
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.
Rita Foslof, correctional officer, Leavenworth Detention Center, Leavenworth, Kan.
America's School for War: Fort Leavenworth, Officer Education, and Victory in World War II by Peter J.
The history of Fort Leavenworth is one of the most storied in the Army.
Stuart Leavenworth has been named editorial page editor of The Sacramento Bee.
as possible sites to hold terrorist suspects now at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, including Camp Pendleton in San Diego and Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.