A giant elm, it's branches spreading nearly 100 feet, grew here on the bank of Spring Branch. It shaded Fort Blair's mess kitchen during the Civil War and later was infamous as the site of vigilante justice. As many as seven horse thieves were hanged from the tree at one time. The old tree died and was cut down in the 1950's.
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|Date Added||Saturday, January 17th, 2015 at 9:02pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 345737 N 4099480|
|Decimal Degrees||37.02886667, -94.73433333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 1.732', W 94° 44.06'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 1' 43.92" N, 94° 44' 3.6" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100-198 E 7th St, Baxter Springs KS 66713, US|
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