Ellsworth in Ellsworth County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Mueller's Boot Shop
Historical Plaza Walking Tour Stop 4
Cowboys could get the latest in hand-made boots at the sign of the big red boot! John Mueller, (standing in front of the doorway next to the seated children) opened for business at this location in the early 1870's. Texans, just in off the trail, could get fitted with a pair of boots custom-made to their liking. Red tops with Texas stars or crescent moons were popular. When the cattle trade moved west. Mueller moved to Dodge City where he eventually entered into the cattle business. His cattle were easily identified by his "Big Boot" brand. Today, his Dodge City home is the Home of Stone Museum.
Erected by Ellsworth County Economic Development, Ellsworth-Kanapolis Area Chamber of Commerce, Ellwsorth County Historical Society, et al. (Marker Number 4.)
Location. 38° 43.72′ N, 98° 13.978′ W. Marker is in Ellsworth, Kansas, in Ellsworth County. Marker is on South Main Street near Kansas Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ellsworth KS 67439, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Powers Bank (a few steps from this marker); Hodgden House (within shouting distance of this marker); Drovers Cottage Historical Plaza Walking Tour (within shouting distance of this marker); Ellsworth, the Cowtown and Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Jake New's Saloon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); North Main Street (about 400 feet away); The Old Reliable House (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Ellsworth.
Also see . . .
1. Wickedest Cowtown of the West. (Submitted on April 5, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Ellsworth County in Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, 1883. (Submitted on April 5, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. Mueller-Schmidt House Museum (1881), Dodge City, Kansas. (Submitted on April 5, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 314 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.