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Henry Newton Brown

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2016
1. Henry Newton Brown Marker
Inscription. Hired as assistant marshal in 1882 and later promoted to marshal. Henry Brown had failed to tell the city council about his interesting past which included cattle rustling, riding with Billy the Kid, and a trivial murder charge during the Lincoln County Wars. But his law enforcement abilities were legendary, including beating "rowdys" to the draw on two occasions on Caldwell's Main street, and killing both: Spotted Horse in May 1883 near this marker and Newt Boyce in December 1883 down the street. So taken was Caldwell that the citizens gave him a new, engraved Winchester rifle. On May 1, 1884, while on vacation from his Caldwell marshal duties, Brown and a few friends used the new rifle to rob the Medicine Lodge, Kansas bank and shoot two bank employees. Brown was killed by a mob while attempting to escape and his rifle is now on display in the Kansas Historical Museum, Topeka.
 
Erected 1993 by the Caldwell Historical Society.
 
Location. 37° 1.989′ N, 97° 36.425′ W. Marker is in Caldwell, Kansas, in Sumner County. Marker is on North Main Street (Kansas Route 49) south of West Avenue A, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 North Main Street, Caldwell KS 67022, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2016
2. Henry Newton Brown Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Red Light Saloon / Chisholm Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Murder of Marshal George Flatt (within shouting distance of this marker); Shooting Up Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); The Southwestern Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Cowtown Law Enforcement / Caldwell's Early Government (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Last Land Rush / Historic Marker Project (about 300 feet away); The Last Chance Saloon (about 300 feet away); "Those Who Came Before" (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Caldwell.
 
More about this marker. Funded by donations from Dr. Jim and Cynthia Plunk and the Caldwell Cherokee Strip Centennial Committee.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Henry Newton Brown. (Submitted on August 6, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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3. Henry Newton Brown
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on August 6, 2016.
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