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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1SXC_walker-army-airfield-historical_Hays-KS.html
With the development of the B-29 Superfortress bomber, it became necessary to establish air fields at which air and ground crews would be trained. Four of these fields were built in Kansas, one each at Salina, Pratt, Great Bend, and Walker. Walke…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1SWO_james-butler-wild-bill-hickok-historical_Hays-KS.html
When Ellis County's elected officials failed in mid-1869 to maintain law and order, the "Better Class of Citizens" hired well-known gunfighter James Butler Hickok to act as "Sheriff". Sam Strawhun and Bill Mulvey resisted Hickok and were soon bu…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1SPW_replica-of-the-statue-of-liberty_Hays-KS.html
With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States The Boy Scouts of America dedicate this replica of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and loyalty 40th Anniversa…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM14MH_fort-hays-state-university-war-memorial_Hays-KS.html
"The people who know war, those who have experienced it...I believe are the most earnest advocates of peace in the world."President Dwight D. Eisenhower This memorial is dedicated to those of the Fort Hays State University family who have fough…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM14M5_otero-sellars-warehouse_Hays-KS.html
Originally this was the site of the warehouse of a large shipping firm which ran bull trains to Mexico during the days when Hays City was "the end of the line." The owner, Miguel Antonio Otero, had acted as Territorial Governor of New Mexico in 18…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM14M4_united-states-land-office_Hays-KS.html
Built as a dry goods store by Hill P. Wilson in 1874, this stone building was the home of the Government Land Office from 1875 till 1877, and possibly as late as 1879, when the office was moved to WaKeeney. Thousands of pioneers filed homestead an…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM14M3_first-presbyterian-church_Hays-KS.html
Hays City's first years were marked with bloodshed, lawlessness, and feuds. Eight Presbyterians sought to form a church that would help create law, order, and decency in the community. Under the leadership of a dauntless woman, "Grandma" Annie Wil…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM14M2_fort-hays_Hays-KS.html
As settlement increased in the West during the 1850s and 1860s, the U.S. Army built and maintained a series of frontier forts, usually on major transportation routes. Trail traffic and railroad expansion came into conflict with native people who h…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM14M1_post-hospital_Hays-KS.html
The post hospital was prefabricated in St. Louis, shipped to Fort Hays by rail, and erected in November 1867. Initially a 36-bed hospital, it was enlarged in 1870 to accommodate 44 beds. A picket fence later enclosed the hospital complex, includin…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM14M0_quartermasters-complex_Hays-KS.html
The massive quartermaster's complex was located 100 yards behind the sign. The complex included offices, noncommissioned staff quarters, warehouses, shops, and wagon shed. The quartermaster was in charge of all equipment, supplies, transportation,…
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