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

Otero & Sellar's Warehouse

 
 
Otero & Sellar's Warehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 20, 2012
1. Otero & Sellar's Warehouse Marker
Inscription.

Originally this was the site of the warehouse of a large shipping firm which ran bull trains to Mexico during the days when Hays City was "the end of the line." The owner, Miguel Antonio Otero, had acted as Territorial Governor of New Mexico in 1861, and his son Miguel, Jr., governed the territory from 1897 to 1906. Two of Otero's Mexican drivers once had a fight with stilettos, and one remained here on Boot Hill. The younger Otero wrote later that he had known "Calamity Jane" when she lived in Hays City in 1868.
 
Location. 38° 52.277′ N, 99° 19.869′ W. Marker is in Hays, Kansas, in Ellis County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and 9th Street, on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hays KS 67601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pioneer Store (within shouting distance of this marker); “Dog” Kelley’s Faro House (within shouting distance of this marker); Judge Joyce’s Court (within shouting distance of this marker); Ed Goddard’s Saloon
Otero & Sellar's Warehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 20, 2012
2. Otero & Sellar's Warehouse Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Tommy Drum's Saloon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kate Coffey’s Saloon (about 300 feet away); United States Land Office (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Hays.
 
Also see . . .
1. Miguel Antonio Otero. (Submitted on September 26, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Miguel Antonio Otero II. (Submitted on September 26, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Otero & Sellar "Freighter''''s House" c.1868 Photo. (Submitted on September 26, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Hays, Kansas History. (Submitted on September 26, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 235 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 August 6, 2016.
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