Historic Downtown Plaza Historical

Historic Downtown Plaza Historical (HM1TVV)

Location: Coffeyville, KS 67337 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 2.134', W 95° 36.918'

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Coffeyville 1892

Perkins Building/Old Condon Bank
This is the bank that Grat Dalton, Dick Broadwell, & Bill Powers attempted to rob. When they asked for the money in the vault, they were told that the time lock wouldn't open for 10 minutes. As they waited, gun shots began near the First National Bank and the men tried to get back to their horses to escape. After the raid there were about 300 bullet holes found in this building alone. Tour the bank Monday-Friday 9-5.
Death Alley
If you look to your left you will be looking west down Death Alley. This is the famous alley where the Dalton Gang tied their horses up, and also where they were killed by Coffeyville citizens. Those who were killed down the alley include Dalton Gang Members Grat Dalton, Bob Dalton, and Bill Powers, and a Coffeyville citizen named Charles Connelly.
Old City Jail
This is the original jail cell where the bodies of the Dalton Gang members were housed before they were buried the next day. Emmett Dalton was thrown in here because he was expected to die from the 23 bullets that entered his body, but he survived and was transported to The Lansing Kansas prison. The old jail that you see today has been re-constructed with the original stone.
Cubine Boots
In 1876 John W. Cubine helped put Coffeyville on the map by creating
a cowboy boot that fit the left and right foot individually. Before this, all boots were constructed exactly the same and didn't have a specific fit for each foot. Cubine's popular fit spread across the country, and he is known as the creator of the first left and right cowboy boot. John's nephew, George Cubine, and another employee from the boot shop, Charles Brown, were both killed defending Coffeyville on the day of the Dalton Raid.
First National Bank
This was the bank located just north of Isham's Hardware. Bob & Emmett Dalton robbed the First National Bank on October 5, 1892. They got $20,000 out, but all of the money was recovered when the raid ended. The building burnt down in the late 1890's.
Isham Hardware
Isham's is the oldest hardware store in Kansas dating back to 1870. This was one of the stores supplying guns to Coffeyville citizens to fight back in the Dalton Raid.
Dalton Defenders Museum
Don't forget to check out the Dalton Defenders Museum just ahead and to the right! They have many artifacts, information, a film about the Dalton Raid, and other Coffeyville history to explore.
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HM NumberHM1TVV
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Placed ByCoffeyville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 22nd, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 267386 N 4102016
Decimal Degrees37.03556667, -95.61530000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 2.134', W 95° 36.918'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 2' 8.04" N, 95° 36' 55.08" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)620
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 807 S Walnut St, Coffeyville KS 67337, US
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