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Walsh’s Gambling Hall

Hays City, Kansas

 
 
Walsh’s Gambling Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 1, 2016
1. Walsh’s Gambling Hall Marker
Inscription. Paddy Walsh killed Charles Blunt, an ex-policeman from Leavenworth, in a barroom fight in Ellsworth on September 25, 1867. By November he was in Hays City, located on South Fort Street. Within nine months it was reported that Walsh had shot and killed Jim Gannam. He later opened a saloon and gambling hall on this site and made it his second contribution to Boot Hill on July 4, 1873, when he shot and killed D. W. Gann at Cy Goddard's Dance Hall.
 
Erected by City of Hays Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau.
 
Location. 38° 52.329′ N, 99° 19.907′ W. Marker is in Hays, Kansas, in Ellis County. Marker is on West 10th Street west of Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located on a wall that encloses the AT&T building parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: West 10th Street, Hays KS 67601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. R. W. Evans’ Grocery Store (a few steps from this marker); The Perry House (a few steps from this marker); Waters and Murray’s Saloon (a few steps from this marker); Kate Coffey’s Saloon (within shouting distance of this
Walsh’s Gambling Hall Marker on wall of AT&T parking lot. (On right) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 1, 2016
2. Walsh’s Gambling Hall Marker on wall of AT&T parking lot. (On right)
marker); Cy Goddard’s Dance Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Kansas Pacific Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Tommy Drum's Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); White's Barber Shop (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Hays.
 
Also see . . .  Ellis County Historical Museum story about Paddy Walsh. Quote from link: The Hays City Sentinel reported the following day that Walsh had been “righteously disgusted with a town that would drag a fellow into court for killing a man now and then.” (Submitted on August 1, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on August 1, 2016.
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