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Cy Goddard’s Dance Hall

Hays City, Kansas

 
 
Cy Goddard’s Dance Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 1, 2016
1. Cy Goddard’s Dance Hall Marker
Inscription.  Cy Goddard’s Saloon and Dance Hall is one of several places reported to have been the spot where General Custer's brother Tom and some troopers of the Seventh Cavalry tangled with "Wild Bill" Hickok on July 17, 1870. After wounding two soldiers, one mortally, Hickok felt compelled to leave Hays City. He later became City Marshal of Abilene. Goddard's Dance Hall was the site of numerous murders in the summer of 1873. Dance Hall girl Lou Sherwood was probably here, when she stabbed herself to death on February 15, 1874.
 
Erected by City of Hays Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentIndustry & CommerceLaw EnforcementWomen. A significant historical date for this entry is February 15, 1874.
 
Location. 38° 52.335′ N, 99° 19.927′ W. Marker is in Hays, Kansas, in Ellis County. Marker is on West 10th Street 0.1 miles west of Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: West 10th Street, 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. White's Barber Shop (a few steps from this
Cy Goddard’s Dance Hall Marker on wall of AT&T building. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 1, 2016
2. Cy Goddard’s Dance Hall Marker on wall of AT&T building.
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marker); The Perry House (a few steps from this marker); Walsh’s Gambling Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Jim Curry’s Restaurant (within shouting distance of this marker); Kansas Pacific Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); R. W. Evans’ Grocery Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Waters and Murray’s Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sporting Palace (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hays.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 394 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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