Henry Newton Brown Historical

Henry Newton Brown Historical (HM1TIL)

Location: Caldwell, KS 67022 Sumner County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 1.989', W 97° 36.425'

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Hired as assistant marshal in 1882 and later promoted to marshal. Henry Brown had failed to tell the city council about his interesting past which included cattle rustling, riding with Billy the Kid, and a trivial murder charge during the Lincoln County Wars. But his law enforcement abilities were legendary, including beating "rowdys" to the draw on two occasions on Caldwell's Main street, and killing both: Spotted Horse in May 1883 near this marker and Newt Boyce in December 1883 down the street. So taken was Caldwell that the citizens gave him a new, engraved Winchester rifle. On May 1, 1884, while on vacation from his Caldwell marshal duties, Brown and a few friends used the new rifle to rob the Medicine Lodge, Kansas bank and shoot two bank employees. Brown was killed by a mob while attempting to escape and his rifle is now on display in the Kansas Historical Museum, Topeka.
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Year Placed1993
Placed ByThe Caldwell Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, August 6th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 623885 N 4099456
Decimal Degrees37.03315000, -97.60708333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 1.989', W 97° 36.425'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 1' 59.34" N, 97° 36' 25.5" W
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Area Code(s)620
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 21 N Main St, Caldwell KS 67022, US
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