In 1870, the city marshal, H. C. Seaman, was called to the Wiggins House, a hotel/saloon located on this corner. The marshal intervened in an alteration between Mr. Wiggins who was the proprietor, a saloon girl, and a Texas cowboy. Nine shots were fired, and the marshal was fatally shot by the cowboy.
Later, the Springs Hotel occupied this site.
Location. 37° 1.62′ N, 94° 44.112′ W. Marker is in Baxter Springs, Kansas, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of Military Avenue (U.S. 69) and 9th Street, on the left when traveling north on Military Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 837 Military Avenue, Baxter Springs KS 66713, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First School in Baxter Springs (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Phillips 66 Petroleum Company Gas Station (about 400 feet away); Bischosberger Hotel (about 500 feet away); Baxter Springs Massacre (about 500 feet away); Ohlen's Restaurant and Bakery (about 600 feet away); Polster Dry Goods Store (about 600 feet away); Drovers' and Farmers' Bank (about 600 feet away); Murder of C. M. Taylor (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Baxter Springs.
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