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Baxter Springs in Cherokee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Murder of C. M. Taylor

Baxter Springs Historic Walking Tour

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
1. Murder of C. M. Taylor Marker
Inscription.  

In 1872, the Mayor of Baxter Springs, J. R. Boyd, shot and killed C. M. Taylor, marshal, near this spot. Bad blood had existed between the two for some time.

The marshal approached Boyd to serve him a warrant for arrest on an assault charge. Taylor asked for Boyd's arms - a revolver and a derringer. Boyd promptly drew the derringer and shot Taylor through the heart. He fell to the street dead.
 
Erected by Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. A significant historical year for this entry is 1872.
 
Location. 37° 1.509′ N, 94° 44.106′ W. Marker is in Baxter Springs, Kansas, in Cherokee County. Marker is on Military Avenue (U.S. 69), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1024 Military Avenue, Baxter Springs KS 66713, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Opperman Harness and Saddle Shop (a few steps from this marker); Drovers' and Farmers' Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Polster Dry Goods Store (within shouting distance of this
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
2. Murder of C. M. Taylor Marker
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marker); Chicago Drug Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Illinois Cash Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohlen's Restaurant and Bakery (within shouting distance of this marker); Bischosberger Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Indiana House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baxter Springs.
 
Also see . . .  Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum. (Submitted on October 31, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 774 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 31, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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