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Caldwell in Sumner County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Shooting Up Main Street

 
 
Shooting Up Main Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2016
1. Shooting Up Main Street Marker
Inscription. On July 7, 1879, in the Moreland Saloon, Deputy Constable John Wilson and a citizen, George Flatt, cornered two cowboys named Woods and Adams. They had been firing their guns outside in celebration of being paid for a Texas cattle drive earlier in the day. A shootout followed leaving both cowboys dead, an innocent bystander named Kiser wounded, and George Flatt with a reputation that led the new city of Caldwell to hire Flatt as its first city marshal. Flatt gladly took credit for shooting the cowboys but no one ever came forward to accept responsibility for wounding Mr. Kiser.
 
Erected 1993 by The Caldwell Historical Society.
 
Location. 37° 1.962′ N, 97° 36.425′ W. Marker is in Caldwell, Kansas, in Sumner County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (State Highway 49) and West Central Avenue, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 North Main Street, Caldwell KS 67022, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Murder of Marshal George Flatt (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Newton Brown (within shouting distance of this marker); The Last Chance Saloon
View of Shooting Up Main Street Marker near market. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2016
2. View of Shooting Up Main Street Marker near market.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Cowtown Law Enforcement / Caldwell's Early Government (within shouting distance of this marker); Talbot Gang Shootout (within shouting distance of this marker); The Last Land Rush / Historic Marker Project (within shouting distance of this marker); Red Light Saloon / Chisholm Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); "Those Who Came Before" (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Caldwell.
 
More about this marker. Funded by donations from Karl and Linda Willey, Karl's Super Value, Inc. and the Caldwell Cherokee Strip Centennial Committee.
 
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Looking south on Main Street from marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2016
3. Looking south on Main Street from marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 6 times this year. 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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