Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Coffeyville in Montgomery County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Dalton Defenders

 
 
Dalton Defenders Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, July 1996
1. Dalton Defenders Marker
Inscription.
This memorial is dedicated to
those men who successfully
defended Coffeyville during the
Dalton Raid. October 5, 1892

 
Location. 37° 2.267′ N, 95° 37.583′ W. Marker is in Coffeyville, Kansas, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from 113 East Eighth Street. Touch for map. The 1871 Perkins Building in the center of Coffeville's historic Plaza. Marker is in this post office area: Coffeyville KS 67337, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War I Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 0.3 miles away); Charles T. Connelly (approx. 0.6 miles away); Perkins Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); William Howard Taft (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bethel AME Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Historic Downtown Plaza (approx. 0.6 miles away); George B. Cubine (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coffeyville.
 
More about this marker. The marker has been moved to a location next to the William Howard Taft marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Daltons Last Raid
The Display image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, July 1996
2. The Display
C.M. Condon & Co. Bank, Constructed in 1890.
On October 5, 1892 the Dalton Gang rode into Coffeyville, Kansas to rob the Condon and First National Banks. Following a 12-Minute gun battle, four members of the Dalto Gang were killed – Bob and Grat Dalton, Bill Powers and Dick Broadwll. Emmett Dalton survived. Four courageous citizens also lay dead – George Cubine, Charles Connelly, Charles Brown and Lucius Baldwin.
. (Submitted on December 19, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. National Park Service. Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) lesson plans using period pictures of the Condon Bank. (Submitted on December 19, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

3. Condon Bank Pics. (Submitted on December 19, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Dalton Defenders' Days
Coffeyville's Dalton Defenders' Days recall the raid on the town by the Dalton Gang. It's held in October every year to celebrate Coffeyville's most famous moment, the end of the Dalton Gang. On October 5, 1892, four of the gang were killed while Emmett Dalton survived with 23 gunshot wounds and was imprisoned for 14 years before being pardoned. They had been attempting to rob two banks, First National Bank and Condon Bank, at once when the citizens recognized them under the fake beards they were wearing and fought them when they emerged from one of the banks. The two banks at the time of the attempted robbery were directly across the street from one another. Four citizens, including U.S. Marshal Charles T. Connelly, died defending the town.
The Town Layout Mural image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, July 1996
3. The Town Layout Mural
    — Submitted December 19, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

2. Famous Coffeyville Names
Famous Coffeyville Community College Alumni
Gary Busey (Actor) Buster Douglas (Professional Boxer) Ron Springs (Football player) Mike Rozier (1983 Heisman Trophy Winner) Reggie Evans (Professional Basketball Player)

Other Notable Residents
Walter Johnson (Hall of Fame Professional Baseball Player) Wendell Wilkie (1940 Republican Presidential Candidate) Johnny Rutherford (Race Car Driver) David Evitts (baritone, Metropolitan Opera and international venues) Eva Jessye (Choral Conductor) Harry Ford Sinclair (Oil Industry Pioneer)
    — Submitted December 19, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

 
Categories. HeroesNotable Events
 
The Condon Bank image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, July 1996
4. The Condon Bank
C. M. Condon and Company Bank, Coffeyville, Kansas image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Kansas State Historical Society, circa 1892
5. C. M. Condon and Company Bank, Coffeyville, Kansas
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,575 times since then and 63 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week December 23, 2007. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 19, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on December 20, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement