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Virginia City in Madison County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Kiskadden’s Stone Block

(Vigilante Barn)

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 6, 2009
1. Kiskadden’s Stone Block Marker
Inscription. Virginia City’s first stone building, constructed during the summer of 1863, originally housed three stores on the ground floor and a meeting hall upstairs. Popular legend has long designated this as the meeting place of the Vigilantes, who prosecuted and hung two dozen outlaw road agents in Virginia City between 1863 and 1864. Grocer William Kiskadden, the original occupant, married the former Mrs. Jack Slade after Slade was hung by the Vigilantes. Blacksmith George Thexton remodeled the building as a livery in the early 1870s, removing one of the two original center doors to enlarge the entrance and reusing it on the hay loft above. This property contributes to the Virginia City Historic District • Listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior • In cooperation with the Montana Historical Society
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Location. 45° 17.602′ N, 111° 56.836′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Montana, in Madison County. Marker is on Wallace Street. Touch for map. This maker is located on the north side of Wallace Street between Main and Jackson Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Virginia City MT 59755, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Kiskadden’s Stone Block Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 6, 2009
2. Kiskadden’s Stone Block Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. J.B. LaBeau, Jeweler (a few steps from this marker); Site of First Masonic Meetings (a few steps from this marker); Anaconda Hotel (a few steps from this marker); G. Goldberg Store (a few steps from this marker); Strasburger’s Colorado Store (a few steps from this marker); Kramer Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Buford Block (within shouting distance of this marker); S.L. Simpson Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia City.
 
Also see . . .  Montana vigilantes hand Jack Slade - This Day in History. (Submitted on November 13, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Additional keywords. hanging, vigilantes
 
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Kiskadden’s Stone Block image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 6, 2009
3. Kiskadden’s Stone Block
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 421 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 13, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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