R. W. Evans' Grocery Store Historical

R. W. Evans' Grocery Store Historical (HM1TI4)

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

N 38° 52.325', W 99° 19.899'

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One of Hays City's earliest post offices was in Evans' grocery store. Here on June 23,1869, clerk A. B. Webster, afterwards mayor and marshal of Dodge City, shot and killed Joseph N. Weiss. Joe was proprietor of the local Omaha Saloon, a former inmate of the Kansas State Penitentiary and recent deputy U.S. Marshal. Weiss and Sam Strawhim threatened Webster because he had ordered them to leave town, but Webster was not to be bullied. Strawhim escaped only to be killed three months later by "Wild Bill" Hickok, Sheriff of Ellis County.



Hays City, Kansas
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HM NumberHM1TI4
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Placed ByCity of Hays Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, August 5th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 471230 N 4302633
Decimal Degrees38.87208333, -99.33165000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.325', W 99° 19.899'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 19.5" N, 99° 19' 53.94" 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 107 W 10th St, Hays KS 67601, US
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