Talbot Gang Shootout Historical

Talbot Gang Shootout Historical (HM1TIH)

Location: Caldwell, KS 67022 Sumner County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 1.932', W 97° 36.408'

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On December 17, 1881 in the alley east, Mike Meagher, past Wichita Marshal and Caldwell Mayor was killed in a shootout with Jim Talbot and his gang. Also killed by the gunfire was George Spears, former policeman, who had changed to the Talbot side. The fight lasted long enough for a hardware store to pass guns and ammunition out to townspeople. Only 1 of the 4 gang members was convicted. Jim Talbot was one of those acquitted but was later killed, probably by Meagher's brother who was seen following Talbot from the courthouse in Wellington after Talbot's release.
Year Placed1993
Placed ByThe Caldwell Historical Society
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Date Added Saturday, August 6th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 623912 N 4099351
Decimal Degrees37.03220000, -97.60680000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 1.932', W 97° 36.408'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 1' 55.92" N, 97° 36' 24.48" W
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Area Code(s)620
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 30 S Main St, Caldwell KS 67022, US
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