You Now Stand On The Original Boot Hill Historical

You Now Stand On The Original Boot Hill Historical (HM1SYO)

Location: Hays, KS 67601 Ellis County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 52.712', W 99° 19.663'

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Between 1867 and 1874 more than eighty persons were buried here. Dozens of them had died "with their boots on" as victims of knife, gun, or rope. Since the days when Wild Bill Hickok, Buffalo Bill, and Calamity Jane lived in Hays City, the bodies of sheriffs, state representatives, and other slain citizens have rested here alongside those of murderers, horsethieves, and loose women. Sheriff Hickok himself sent Bill Mulvey and Sam Strawhim to this hill in 1869. Others buried here include

Hon. J. V. MacIntosh · Hon. John F. Wright
Postmaster Jim Hare · George Clinton · Pony Donovan
Cornelius Doyle · Ed Estes · D. W. Gann · Jim Gannam
G. Gunn · Charlie Harris · Jim Hayes · Jack Hill Deputy U.S. Marshal Joe N. Weiss · Sheriff Tom Gannon
Sheriff Pete Lanahan · Ed Hoge · Bob Louden · Billy Mark
Jack McGee · Bob McGrady · John Robinson · Mike Ryan
Miss Lou Sherwood · Jessie MacIntosh
About half the bodies still lie here. The others have been moved to Mt. Allen Cemetery.
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Date Added Friday, July 8th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 471573 N 4303348
Decimal Degrees38.87853333, -99.32771667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.712', W 99° 19.663'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 42.72" N, 99° 19' 39.78" W
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Area Code(s)785
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1806 Fort St, Hays KS 67601, US
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