Hays City, KansasHays City and Ellis County cooperated in building a jail on this corner in 1868 and J.B. "Wild Bill" Hickok occupied the sheriffs office from August 1869, to January, 1870. Here on August 22, 1872, accused horse thief "Pony" Donovan was accidentally killed by vengeful friends of John F. "Jack" Wright, who had been murdered by Bill McClellan. The Wright avengers poured shots into the jail hoping to kill McClellan, but got Donovan instead. The jail burned the following week.
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|Placed By||City of Hays Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, August 1st, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 471217 N 4302724|
|Decimal Degrees||38.87290000, -99.33180000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 52.374', W 99° 19.908'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 52' 22.44" N, 99° 19' 54.48" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 117-199 W 11th St, Hays KS 67601, US|
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