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

Tommy Drum's Saloon

 
 
Tommy Drum's Saloon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 1, 2016
1. Tommy Drum's Saloon Marker
Inscription. This was the favorite gathering place of soldiers from nearby Fort Hays, British Colonists from Victoria, such famous personages as "Wild Bill" Hickok, "Buffalo Bill" Cody and Generals George A. Custer, Phil Sheridan and Nelson A. Miles. Three soldiers killed James Hayes in front of the saloon on January 6, 1869, and in turn were hanged by a lynch mob on the railroad trestle west of town. Bill McClellan shot and killed John F. "Jack" Wright, one-time state representative, in the saloon on August 20, 1872.

Hays City, Kansas

 
Erected by City of Hays Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau.
 
Location. 38° 52.32′ N, 99° 19.886′ 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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 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. Kate Coffey’s Saloon (a few steps from this marker); Ed Goddard’s Saloon (a few steps from this marker); Waters and Murray’s Saloon (a few steps from this marker); R. W. Evans’ Grocery Store
Former Tommy Drum's Saloon image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 1, 2016
2. Former Tommy Drum's Saloon
(a few steps from this marker); Judge Joyce’s Court (within shouting distance of this marker); Walsh’s Gambling Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); “Dog” Kelley’s Faro House (within shouting distance of this marker); Kansas Pacific Depot (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Hays.
 
"Wild Bill" Hickok, "Buffalo Bill" Cody, Gen.'s George A. Custer, Phil Sheridan and Nelson A. Miles image. Click for full size.
Public Domain - Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division
3. "Wild Bill" Hickok, "Buffalo Bill" Cody, Gen.'s George A. Custer, Phil Sheridan and Nelson A. Miles
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on August 5, 2016.
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