Baxter Springs Historic Walking TourThe first bank in Baxter Springs was the Bank of Baxter also called the Crowell Bank. It was established in 1870 and did business in this building. H. R. Crowell, the founder, was the second mayor of Baxter Springs. In May of 1876, Jesse James and an accomplice who may have been Cole Younger, held up the bank cashier and made off with $2900. The bandits headed south for Indian Territory, taunting locals to give pursuit. They were pursued by a posse to a point seven miles south of town. There they managed to waylay the posse and disarm their pursuers.
|Placed By||Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 5:34am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 345632 N 4099003|
|Decimal Degrees||37.02455000, -94.73541667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 1.473', W 94° 44.125'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 1' 28.38" N, 94° 44' 7.50" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1101-1159 Historic U.S. 66, Baxter Springs KS 66713, US|
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