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Ellsworth in Ellsworth County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Powers Bank

Historical Plaza Walking Tour Stop 3

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2011
1. Powers Bank Marker
Inscription.
David W. Powers began freighting on the Smoky Hill Trail in the early 1860's. His bull trains were outfitted at Leavenworth destined for Denver, Colorado and going as far as Salt Lake City, Utah. Powers established a bank in Salina, Kansas, in 1870 including his nephews James W. and David B. Powers as partners. The booming cattle trade at Ellsworth lured him to this location in 1873. The Powers Bank specialized in providing capital for cattle drovers whose business dealing ranged all over the west. The Powers family handled cattle extensively themselves, establishing the Bluff Creek Ranch near present-day Kanopolis Lake.
 
Erected by Ellsworth County Economic Development, Ellsworth-Kanapolis Area Chamber of Commerce, Ellwsorth County Historical Society, et al.
 
Location. 38° 43.714′ N, 98° 13.968′ W. Marker is in Ellsworth, Kansas, in Ellsworth County. Marker is on South Main Street near Douglas 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. Mueller's Boot Shop (a few steps from this marker); Hodgden House (a few steps from this marker); Historical Plaza Walking Tour
Powers Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2011
2. Powers Bank Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Ellsworth, the Cowtown and Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Drovers Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Jake New's Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); North Main Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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 Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Ellsworth County in Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, 1883. (Submitted on April 5, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Family History of David Whitehead Powers. (Submitted on April 5, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 3 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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