HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
            “Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
  Home  — My Markers  — Add A Marker  — Marker Series  — Links & Books  — Forum  — About Us
Ellsworth in Ellsworth County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Old Reliable House
Historical Plaza Walking Tour Stop 16
 
The Old Reliable House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2011
1. The Old Reliable House Marker
 
Inscription.
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 (a few steps from this marker); 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.
 
The Old Reliable House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2011
2. The Old Reliable House Marker
Looking west
 

 
Also see . . .
1. Wickedest Cowtown of the West. (Submitted on April 7, 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 7, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
 
The Old Reliable House Marker (Left Center Foreground) and Other Markers Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2011
3. The Old Reliable House Marker (Left Center Foreground) and Other Markers
Looking southeast
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 180 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 7, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.
 
Recommend or Share This Page.  
Share on Tumblr


•••
More Search Options
 
Markers
Near You

 
Categories

 
States & Provinces

 
Counties
Click to List


 
Countries

Page composed
in 199 ms.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To search within this page, hold down the Ctrl key and press F.
On an Apple computer,
hold down the Apple key and press F.