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

Fort Hays Soldiers

 
 
Fort Hays Soldiers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, June 8, 2022
1. Fort Hays Soldiers Marker
Inscription.  Hays City had a reputation as a rough and rowdy place, which was sometimes exaggerated. When a special correspondent from a distant newspaper, the Kansas City Times, criticized Fort Hays soldiers for their behavior, local community leaders defended the men in the Leavenworth Times, January 15, 1882.
 
Erected by Kansas Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsForts and CastlesWars, US Indian. A significant historical date for this entry is January 15, 1882.
 
Location. 38° 51.724′ N, 99° 20.554′ W. Marker is in Hays, Kansas, in Ellis County. Marker can be reached from Alternate U.S. 183, 0.1 miles south of Park Road. The marker is located on the grounds of the Fort Hays State Historical Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1472 US Highway 183 Alt, Hays KS 67601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Quartermaster's Complex (a few steps from this marker); Post Surgeon's Quarters (a few steps from this marker); Post Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker);
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Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Icehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Laundress' Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Blockhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Band Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hays.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Hays State Historic Site. (Submitted on June 27, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
 
Fort Hays Soldiers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, June 8, 2022
2. Fort Hays Soldiers Marker
The view of the Fort Hays Soldiers Marker in front of the Blockhouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, June 8, 2022
3. The view of the Fort Hays Soldiers Marker in front of the Blockhouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 364 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 27, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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