"Dog" Kelley's Faro House Historical

"Dog" Kelley's Faro House Historical (HM1TI8)

Location: Hays, KS 67601 Ellis County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 52.311', W 99° 19.864'

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James H. "Dog" Kelley, who ran a saloon and gambling hall on this site, was involved in the assault upon Sheriff Peter Lanahan on July 16, 1871, at Henry "Lon" Kelly's Saloon west of here. When Lanahan's bullets nearly hit him, "Dog" was so enraged that he ran back here, fetched his rifle, and went to Emma Bowen's to shoot the dying Lanahan, firing through a closed door, he missed Lanahan but wounded a man named May. Kelley moved his building to Dodge City in early summer of 1872 and became a founder and third mayor of Dodge. The site was then occupied by the home of Sheriff Alexander Ramsey, who was killed by a horse thief on June 7, 1875. Ramsey's grief-stricken wife, Mary died a few weeks later, and both are buried in Mt. Allen Cemetery near Vine Street.




Hays City, Kansas
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HM NumberHM1TI8
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Placed ByCity of Hays Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, August 6th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 471280 N 4302607
Decimal Degrees38.87185000, -99.33106667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.311', W 99° 19.864'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 18.66" N, 99° 19' 51.84" W
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Area Code(s)785
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1001 Main St, Hays KS 67601, US
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