Hangman's Bridge Historical

Hangman's Bridge Historical (HM1TFO)

Location: Hays, KS 67601 Ellis County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 52.604', W 99° 20.647'

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Hays City, Kansas

Beneath the wooden trestle which
originally stood on the site of the
railroad bridge north of here, lynch
mobs hanged at least four persons in
the wild days. In the wee hours of
January 7, 1869, Luke Barnes, Lee Watkins
and James Sponder, Black soldiers of
the 38th U.S. Infantry, were hanged here,
while awaiting trial for the murder of
James Hayes in Hays City. On August 11,
1871, another mob hanged Jack McGee, a
mule team driver being held in the
town-county jail for stabbing Big Creek
Township's constable Frank Shepard.
Placed ByCity of Hays Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 1st, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 470150 N 4303153
Decimal Degrees38.87673333, -99.34411667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.604', W 99° 20.647'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 36.24" N, 99° 20' 38.82" W
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Area Code(s)785
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Big Creek Trail, Hays KS 67601, US
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