The Pioneer Store Historical

The Pioneer Store Historical (HM1TI6)

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

N 38° 52.305', W 99° 19.852'

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County Commissioner Dennis Ryan and County Treasurer Mike Caplice ran the Pioneer Store, a general outfitting firm on this corner from 1867 to 1870. Their wagon driver, Allmeyer, was gravely wounded by a man named Cole on October 8, 1869. After a vigilante shot Cole, Sheriff "WIld Bill" Hickok intervened to prevent a mob from lynching him. Lt. Col. George Gibson, Commander of Fort Hays, had both wounded men taken to the Post Hospital, where they not only recovered, but also became "reconciled to each other...through the intervention of a Catholic priest." This corner was known in later years as Peach Tree Corner.





Hays City, Kansas
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HM NumberHM1TI6
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Placed ByCity of Hays Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau
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Date Added Saturday, August 6th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 471297 N 4302596
Decimal Degrees38.87175000, -99.33086667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.305', W 99° 19.852'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 18.3" N, 99° 19' 51.12" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
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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