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

Ed Goddard’s Saloon

 
 
Ed Goddard’s Saloon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 1, 2016
1. Ed Goddard’s Saloon Marker
Inscription.  The Goddard brothers - Cyrus F., George W. & Edwin F. - who had run the city restaurant in Leavenworth before coming to Hays City, opened a provisioning store for freighters, plainsmen, railroaders and others on this site under the curious name of the Cheap Store. In 1867 or 1868 they contracted to board construction workers on the westward-building Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division. They hired William F. Cody to kill 12 buffalo a day for their meat, a job that won him the nickname "Buffalo Bill". Later Edwin ran a saloon and dance hall here. In 1870 Deputy U.S. Marshall Jack Bridges roomed with him.

Hays City, Kansas

 
Erected by City of Hays Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
 
Location. 38° 52.318′ N, 99° 19.879′ 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.
Former Ed Goddard’s Saloon site. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 1, 2016
2. Former Ed Goddard’s Saloon site.
Now the Dowling-Nelson Oil Company
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 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. Tommy Drum's Saloon (a few steps from this marker); Kate Coffey’s Saloon (a few steps from this marker); Judge Joyce’s Court (a few steps from this marker); Waters and Murray’s Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); “Dog” Kelley’s Faro House (within shouting distance of this marker); R. W. Evans’ Grocery Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Walsh’s Gambling Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pioneer Store (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hays.
 
William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody image. Click for full size.
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3. William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 5, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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