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

Col. Wm. F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody

 
 
Col. Wm. F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 12, 2016
1. Col. Wm. F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody Marker
Inscription.

Co-founder, with William Rose, in 1867, of the town of Rome, predecessor of Hays.

The townsite of Rome is one mile west of this point (West 12th St., extended), north of the R.R. track and along the west bank of Big Creek. A permanent marker is located on the original site.

The first steps to organize Ellis County were taken at Rome and completed in Hays, Oct. 28, 1867. Governor Samuel J. Crawford appointed William Rose a member of the first Board of County Commissioners.

This memorial, erected by the donors whose names appear on the back panel of this base, was dedicated July 8, 1961.

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This statue of "Buffalo Bill" was erected as a memorial to him, to his partner, William Rose, and to the following pioneer settlers of Ellis County, Kansas:

Martin Allen - Justus Bissing - Rev. L. Bell - Tommy Drum - A. D. Gilkeson - Geo. Grant - Michael Haffamier - A. S. Hall - J. B. "Wild Bill" Hickok - M. E. Joyce - H. B. Kohl - Dr. J. H. Middlekauff - Simon Motz - George Philip - Alex Philip - Alex Ramsey - William Ryan - John Schlyer - W. F. Schutte - Clemens Schwaller - Rev. Fr. V. Sommereisen - M. J. R. Treat - Hill P. Wilson - H. Winters - I. M. Yost
 
Erected 1961 by Concerned Citizens.
 
Location. 38° 52.382′ 

Col. Wm. F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody Marker (back) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 12, 2016
2. Col. Wm. F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody Marker (back)
N, 99° 19.8′ W. Marker is in Hays, Kansas, in Ellis County. Marker is on Main Street north of 12th Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker and statue are next to the entrance to the Hays Public Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1205 Main Street, Hays KS 67601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Walker Army Air Field (within shouting distance of this marker); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Town & County Jail (about 500 feet away); “Dog” Kelley’s Faro House (about 500 feet away); The Pioneer Store (about 500 feet away); Judge Joyce’s Court (about 500 feet away); Gospel Hill (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hays.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody. (Submitted on July 4, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Buffalo Bill Center of the West Museum. (Submitted on July 4, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. William "Buffalo Bill" Cody. (Submitted on July 4, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave. (Submitted on July 4, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Col. Wm. F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 12, 2016
3. Col. Wm. F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody Statue and Marker

5. Buffalo Bill Episode at Bio. (Submitted on July 4, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
Col. Wm. F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 12, 2016
4. Col. Wm. F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody Statue and Marker
Col. Wm. F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 12, 2016
5. Col. Wm. F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody Statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 4, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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