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Talbot Gang Shootout

 
 
Talbot Gang Shootout Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2016
1. Talbot Gang Shootout Marker
Inscription. On December 17, 1881 in the alley east, Mike Meagher, past Wichita Marshal and Caldwell Mayor was killed in a shootout with Jim Talbot and his gang. Also killed by the gunfire was George Spears, former policeman, who had changed to the Talbot side. The fight lasted long enough for a hardware store to pass guns and ammunition out to townspeople. Only 1 of the 4 gang members was convicted. Jim Talbot was one of those acquitted but was later killed, probably by Meagher's brother who was seen following Talbot from the courthouse in Wellington after Talbot's release.
 
Erected 1993 by The Caldwell Historical Society.
 
Location. 37° 1.932′ N, 97° 36.408′ W. Marker is in Caldwell, Kansas, in Sumner County. Marker is on South Main Street (U.S. 81) south of East Central Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8 South Main Street, Caldwell KS 67022, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Last Chance Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); "Those Who Came Before" (within shouting distance of this marker); The Last Land Rush / Historic Marker Project (within
Wide view of Talbot Gang Shootout Marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2016
2. Wide view of Talbot Gang Shootout Marker.
shouting distance of this marker); Shooting Up Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Prohibition Movement (within shouting distance of this marker); Native Stone Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Leland Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Murder of Marshal George Flatt (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Caldwell.
 
More about this marker. Funded by donations from Colin, Lucinda, Caten and Maxey Wood, Flowers Plus, and The Caldwell Cherokee Strip Centennial Committee.
 
Also see . . .  Legends of America article about the Talbot Cowboy Shootout. (Submitted on August 6, 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 98 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on October 16, 2016.
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