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

Ed Goddard’s Saloon

 
 
Ed Goddard’s Saloon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 1, 2016
1. Ed Goddard’s Saloon Marker
Inscription. The Goddard brothers - Cyrus F., George W. & Edwin F. - who had run the city restaurant in Leavenworth before coming to Hays City, opened a provisioning store for freighters, plainsmen, railroaders and others on this site under the curious name of the Cheap Store. In 1867 or 1868 they contracted to board construction workers on the westward-building Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division. They hired William F. Cody to kill 12 buffalo a day for their meat, a job that won him the nickname "Buffalo Bill". Later Edwin ran a saloon and dance hall here. In 1870 Deputy U.S. Marshall Jack Bridges roomed with him.

Hays City, Kansas

 
Erected by City of Hays Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau.
 
Location. 38° 52.318′ N, 99° 19.879′ 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: 111 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. Tommy Drum's Saloon (a few steps from this marker); Kate Coffey’s Saloon (a few steps from this marker); Judge Joyce’s Court
Former Ed Goddard’s Saloon site. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 1, 2016
2. Former Ed Goddard’s Saloon site.
Now the Dowling-Nelson Oil Company
(a few steps from this marker); Waters and Murray’s Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); “Dog” Kelley’s Faro House (within shouting distance of this marker); R. W. Evans’ Grocery Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Walsh’s Gambling Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pioneer Store (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Hays.
 
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William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody image. Click for full size.
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3. William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 123 times since then and 18 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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