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

Waters and Murray’s Saloon

Hays City, Kansas

 
 
Waters and Murray’s Saloon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 1, 2016
1. Waters and Murray’s Saloon Marker
Inscription.  Moses Waters (1841-1889) and Henry Murray opened a saloon on this site in 1869. In partnership with James Hanrahan, Waters operated a second saloon, the Occident, in Dodge City. Waters was post sutler at Fort Riley from 1875 to 1889. Jack Hill, one of Boot Hill’s earliest “residents", was killed while being returned to Hays City after stealing Moses Waters’ mule.
 
Erected by City of Hays Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
 
Location. 38° 52.323′ N, 99° 19.895′ 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. Kate Coffey’s Saloon (here, next to this marker); R. W. Evans’ Grocery Store (here, next to this marker); Tommy Drum's Saloon (a few steps from this marker); Walsh’s Gambling Hall
Former Waters and Murray’s Saloon image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 1, 2016
2. Former Waters and Murray’s Saloon
Marker is the one in the middle of three
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(a few steps from this marker); Ed Goddard’s Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); The Perry House (within shouting distance of this marker); Kansas Pacific Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Judge Joyce’s Court (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hays.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 296 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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