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Caldwell in Sumner County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Native Stone Building

 
 
Native Stone Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2016
1. Native Stone Building Marker
Inscription.  This corner was occupied by the Exchange Saloon, the site of many shooting incidents between cowpokes and outlaws during the 1870s and 1880s. The saloon was destroyed by fire in 1898. The first floor of this building was built in 1902 with materials taken from the third floor of the native stone building one block north. The differing stone can be seen on the south side of this building. Both buildings are made of stone quarried by hand 5 miles southwest of Caldwell and brought to town by horse and wagon.
 
Erected 1993 by The Caldwell Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 37° 1.894′ N, 97° 36.408′ W. Marker is in Caldwell, Kansas, in Sumner County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (U.S. 81) and East 1st Avenue, on the left when traveling south on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 South Main Street, Caldwell KS 67022, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Leland Hotel (a few steps from this marker); The Railroad Influence
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Chisholm (within shouting distance of this marker); Chisholm Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stock Exchange Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Caldwell "The Border Queen" / On This Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Talbot Gang Shootout (within shouting distance of this marker); The Last Chance Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Caldwell.
 
More about this marker. Funded by donations from Michelle Williams, The Last Chance Bar and Grill,
and the Caldwell Cherokee Strip Centennial Committee.
 
Native Stone Building (Now Last Chance Bar & Grill) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2016
2. Native Stone Building (Now Last Chance Bar & Grill)
Side of Native Stone Building showing different color stone. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2016
3. Side of Native Stone Building showing different color stone.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 308 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 6, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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