Ellsworth in Ellsworth County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Old Reliable House
Historical Plaza Walking Tour Stop 16
Mayer Goldsoll's Old Reliable House was a popular mercantile with the Texas cowboys. Goldsoll also had stores in Abilene, Russell, Great Bend, and Denison, Texas. In 1873, Ellsworth's Old Reliable House recorded $150,000 dollars in business! It was quite a feat for the times. Texan Henry M. Beverley operated the Ellsworth store. He was a hit with the drovers. Goldsoll closed out his stores in the west when the cattle trade moved beyond Ellsworth. Beverley became a partner in the famous Wright, Beverley & Company of Dodge City.
Erected by Ellsworth County Economic Development, Ellsworth-Kanapolis Area Chamber of Commerce, Ellwsorth County Historical Society, et al. (Marker Number 16.)
Location. 38° 43.694′ N, 98° 13.895′ W. Marker is in Ellsworth, Kansas, in Ellsworth County. Marker is on South Main Street near Douglas Avenue (Kansas Route 14), on the left when traveling east. 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. Nick Lentz Saloon (a few steps from this marker); Beebe General Store (a few steps from this marker); Kansas Pacific Railroad Depots Jake New's Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Joe Brennan Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); North Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Ellsworth, the Cowtown and Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Historical Plaza Walking Tour (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Ellsworth.
Also see . . .
1. Wickedest Cowtown of the West.
2. Ellsworth County in Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, 1883.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers •
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