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

Illinois Cash Store

Baxter National Bank

 
 
Illinois Cash Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 25, 2003
1. Illinois Cash Store Marker
Inscription. The Illinois Cash Store, a grocery and dry goods store, was constructed on this site in 1868 by John M. Cooper who came to Baxter Springs from Illinois. In 1886, he constructed a new brick building one block south and moved the business. in 1900, Cooper constructed the present brick building to house the Baxter Bank. The upstairs was used as the Masonic Lodge Hall. In 1905, this building was acquired by the Baxter National Bank. Baxter National had been established in 1885 by A.R. Kane, J.J. Fribley, A.L. Harvey, and L.D. Brewster. Baxter National operated here until 1952 when it merged with the American Bank to form the American National Bank. In 1914, the Baxter National Bank was robbed by Henry Starr.
 
Erected by Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum.
 
Location. 37° 1.488′ N, 94° 44.107′ W. Marker is in Baxter Springs, Kansas, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of Military Avenue and 11th Street on Military Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1046 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); Indiana House (within
Illinois Cash Store image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 25, 2003
2. Illinois Cash Store
shouting distance of this marker); Chicago Drug Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Crowell Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Murder of C. M. Taylor (within shouting distance of this marker); Café on the Route (within shouting distance of this marker); Drovers' and Farmers' Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Polster Dry Goods Store (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Baxter Springs.
 
Also see . . .  History of Baxter Springs. (Submitted on January 17, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Murphey's Restaurant image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 25, 2003
3. Murphey's Restaurant
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 294 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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