Prohibition Movement Historical

Prohibition Movement Historical (HM1TIU)

Location: Caldwell, KS 67022 Sumner County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 1.944', W 97° 36.368'

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By 1885 a reform movement had begun in this wild cowtown. The open saloons were being forced underground into "blind tigers", a place where liquor could be bought through a slot in the door but neither the seller nor the buyer could see the other.

Accusations, threatening letters and bad feeling raced through the city. Enos Blair, a local editor and prohibitionist, had a mysterious fire at his home which everyone blamed on the saloon crowd. On this site, early on December 8, 1885, Frank Noyes, a blind tiger owner, was taken from his residence by vigilantes posing as law officers. Noyes was found the next morning hanging from a crossbeam at the railroad yard one block east. A note on the body named others who should take warning from his untimely death.

Though several of the vigilantes were recognized when Noyes was first seized, none ever faced trial.
Year Placed1993
Placed ByThe Caldwell Historical Society
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Date Added Saturday, August 6th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 623971 N 4099374
Decimal Degrees37.03240000, -97.60613333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 1.944', W 97° 36.368'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 1' 56.64" N, 97° 36' 22.08" W
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Area Code(s)620
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 53-99 US-81, Caldwell KS 67022, US
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