James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok Historical

James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok Historical (HM1SWO)

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

N 38° 52.286', W 99° 19.835'

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(1837 - 1876)

—The Law in Hays Kansas in 1869 —

When Ellis County's elected officials failed in mid-1869 to maintain law and order, the "Better Class of Citizens" hired well-known gunfighter James Butler Hickok to act as "Sheriff". Sam Strawhun and Bill Mulvey resisted Hickok and were soon buried on Hays City's Boot Hill. "Wild Bill" lost the 1869 election to his own deputy and fled the area in 1870 after killing John Kyle and wounding Jeremiah Lonergan, both 7th Cavalrymen, in a barroom brawl. He was assassinated at Deadwood, S.D., in 1876.
Pete Felten, Sculptor
Our 100th anniversary gift to the residents of Hays and Ellis County, April 29, 1989
First National Bank
Emprise Bank, N.A.
Hays, Kansas
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Year Placed1989
Placed ByEmprise Bank
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, July 3rd, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 471322 N 4302561
Decimal Degrees38.87143333, -99.33058333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.286', W 99° 19.835'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 17.16" N, 99° 19' 50.1" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)785
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 E 10th St, Hays KS 67601, US
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