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

Mueller's Boot Shop

Historical Plaza Walking Tour Stop 4

 
 
Mueller's Boot Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2011
1. Mueller's Boot Shop Marker
Inscription.
Cowboys could get the latest in hand-made boots at the sign of the big red boot! John Mueller, (standing in front of the doorway next to the seated children) opened for business at this location in the early 1870's. Texans, just in off the trail, could get fitted with a pair of boots custom-made to their liking. Red tops with Texas stars or crescent moons were popular. When the cattle trade moved west. Mueller moved to Dodge City where he eventually entered into the cattle business. His cattle were easily identified by his "Big Boot" brand. Today, his Dodge City home is the Home of Stone Museum.
 
Erected by Ellsworth County Economic Development, Ellsworth-Kanapolis Area Chamber of Commerce, Ellwsorth County Historical Society, et al. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Location. 38° 43.72′ N, 98° 13.978′ W. Marker is in Ellsworth, Kansas, in Ellsworth County. Marker is on South Main Street near Kansas Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ellsworth KS 67439, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Powers Bank (a few steps from this marker); Hodgden House (within shouting distance of this marker); Drovers Cottage
Mueller's Boot Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2011
2. Mueller's Boot Shop Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Historical Plaza Walking Tour (within shouting distance of this marker); Ellsworth, the Cowtown and Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Jake New's Saloon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); North Main Street (about 400 feet away); The Old Reliable House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ellsworth.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wickedest Cowtown of the West. (Submitted on April 5, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Ellsworth County in Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, 1883. (Submitted on April 5, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Mueller-Schmidt House Museum (1881), Dodge City, Kansas. (Submitted on April 5, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Mueller's Boot Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2011
3. Mueller's Boot Shop Marker
At right of photo. Ellsworth County Museum complex in background
Photo of Mueller's Boot Shop on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, undated
4. Photo of Mueller's Boot Shop on Marker
Courtesy Kansas State Historical Society
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 358 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 5, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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