Hays in Ellis County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Hays City, Kansas
Erected by City of Hays Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Location. 38° 52.604′ N, 99° 20.647′ W. Marker is in Hays, Kansas, in Ellis County. Marker is on North Campus Drive (Old Highway 40) 0.4 miles west of Elm Street. Touch for map. Located right on the Big Creek Trail near Fort Hays State University. Marker is at or near this postal address: North Campus Drive, Hays KS 67601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Townsite of Rome (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Hays State University War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Joseph Church St. Joseph Parochial School (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Sporting Palace (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jim Curry’s Restaurant (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gospel Hill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Union Pacific House (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hays.
Regarding Hangman's Bridge. Some sources show James Sponder as James Ponder.
Also see . . . "Black Soldiers At Fort Hays, Kansas, 1867-1869 A Study In Civilian And Military Violence" (.pdf). (Submitted on August 1, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 1, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.