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

White's Barber Shop

Hays City, Kansas

 
 
White's Barber Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 1, 2016
1. White's Barber Shop Marker
Inscription. John White, a Black barber, operated his shop on this corner from 1868 until his death in 1879. On June 17, 1872, five-year-old Cy Goddard, Jr., was killed by a stray bullet, while seeking safety in White's barber chair during a street fight. The trigger - happy drunk responsible was fined $50 "for shooting pistols in town and thus endangering the citizens."
 
Erected by City of Hays Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau.
 
Location. 38° 52.338′ N, 99° 19.933′ W. Marker is in Hays, Kansas, in Ellis County. Marker is at the intersection of West 10th Street and Fort Street, on the right when traveling west on West 10th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: West 10th Street, Hays KS 67601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cy Goddard’s Dance Hall (a few steps from this marker); Jim Curry’s Restaurant (a few steps from this marker); The Perry House (a few steps from this marker); Walsh’s Gambling Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Kansas Pacific Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sporting Palace
White's Barber Shop Marker (farthest left) on AT&T building. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 1, 2016
2. White's Barber Shop Marker (farthest left) on AT&T building.
(within shouting distance of this marker); R. W. Evans’ Grocery Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Waters and Murray’s Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hays.
 
Regarding White's Barber Shop. John White was killed by a train. He was highly respected and well-liked and was elected justice of the peace in 1870.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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