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

R. W. Evans’ Grocery Store

Hays City, Kansas

 
 
R. W. Evans’ Grocery Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 1, 2016
1. R. W. Evans’ Grocery Store Marker
Inscription.  One of Hays City’s earliest post offices was in Evans’ grocery store. Here on June 23,1869, clerk A. B. Webster, afterwards mayor and marshal of Dodge City, shot and killed Joseph N. Weiss. Joe was proprietor of the local Omaha Saloon, a former inmate of the Kansas State Penitentiary and recent deputy U.S. Marshal. Weiss and Sam Strawhim threatened Webster because he had ordered them to leave town, but Webster was not to be bullied. Strawhim escaped only to be killed three months later by “Wild Bill” Hickok, Sheriff of Ellis County.
 
Erected by City of Hays Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & CommerceLaw Enforcement. A significant historical date for this entry is June 23, 1869.
 
Location. 38° 52.325′ N, 99° 19.899′ W. Marker is in Hays, Kansas, in Ellis County. Marker is on West 10th Street west of Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 119 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. Waters and Murray’s Saloon (here, next
Former R. W. Evans’ Grocery Store image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 1, 2016
2. Former R. W. Evans’ Grocery Store
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to this marker); Kate Coffey’s Saloon (a few steps from this marker); Walsh’s Gambling Hall (a few steps from this marker); Tommy Drum's Saloon (a few steps from this marker); The Perry House (within shouting distance of this marker); Ed Goddard’s Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Kansas Pacific Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Cy Goddard’s Dance Hall (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hays.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 307 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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