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Baxter Springs in Cherokee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Quantrill's Raiders Kill Johnny Fry

Civil War Tour

 
 
Quantrill's Raiders Kill Johnny Fry Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 12, 2012
1. Quantrill's Raiders Kill Johnny Fry Marker
Inscription.

Near this site, Quantrill's men attacked and killed several men from the fort engaged in target practice. Among them were Johnny Fry, an Army scout who had earlier won fame as the first Pony Express rider, and Lt. Ralph Cook, officer in charge of the 2nd Kansas Colored Infantry.
 
Erected by City of Baxter Springs. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kansas, Baxter Springs Civil War Tour marker series.
 
Location. 37° 1.542′ N, 94° 43.81′ W. Marker is in Baxter Springs, Kansas, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Avenue and 10th Street, on the left when traveling north on Washington Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baxter Springs KS 66713, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Zellekin Brewery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Log Cabin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Quantrill's Raiders Prepare to Attack Fort Blair (approx. 0.2 miles away); Phillips 66 Petroleum Company Gas Station (approx. mile away); Last Pratt Pony Truss Bridge in Cherokee County

Quantrill's Raiders Kill Johnny Fry Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 12, 2012
2. Quantrill's Raiders Kill Johnny Fry Marker
Looking south, with marker on right
(approx. mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. mile away); Bischosberger Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Black Dog Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Baxter Springs.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Blair & the Baxter Springs Massacre. (Submitted on January 17, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Johnny Fry - First Rider of the Pony Express. (Submitted on January 17, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Johnny Fry at Find A Grave. (Submitted on January 17, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. DisastersPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 209 times since then and 9 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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