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Baxter Springs in Cherokee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Chicago Drug Store

Baxter Springs Historic Walking Tour

 
 
Chicago Drug Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
1. Chicago Drug Store Marker
Inscription.
On this site, G. G. Gregg established the Chicago Drug Store in 1868, just as the town became a center for the cattle trade. The block of businesses was known as Keenan's Old Stand at that time. The Drug Store carried prescriptive and non-prescriptive medications, paint, oil, glass and fine jewelry. Gregg ran the business until 1895 when he sold to A. R. Kane. The Kane Drug Store also included a jewelry shop and watch repair service.

In 1900, Kane became one of he founders of the Baxter National Bank. In this century the building housed the Barnes Drug Store in the 1920s and the Reed Drug Store in the 1950s.
 
Erected by Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum.
 
Location. 37° 1.5′ N, 94° 44.124′ W. Marker is in Baxter Springs, Kansas, in Cherokee County. Marker is on Military Avenue (U.S. 69) near 11th Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1035 Military Avenue, Baxter Springs KS 66713, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Opperman Harness and Saddle Shop (a few steps from this marker); Drovers' and Farmers' Bank (a few steps from this marker); Murder of C. M. Taylor
Chicago Drug Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
2. Chicago Drug Store Marker
Looking south along Military Avenue toward 11th Street.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Polster Dry Goods Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Illinois Cash Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Café on the Route (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohlen's Restaurant and Bakery (within shouting distance of this marker); Crowell Bank (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Baxter Springs.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Baxter Springs. (Submitted on November 2, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum. (Submitted on November 2, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceScience & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 625 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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