Hays in Ellis County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Union Paciﬁc House
Erected by City of Hays Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Location. 38° 52.302′ N, 99° 19.957′ W. Marker is in Hays, Kansas, in Ellis County. Marker is at the intersection of West 9th Street and Fort Street, on the right when traveling east on West 9th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 132 West 9th Street, Hays KS 67601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Santa Fe Mail Company Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Kansas Pacific Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Cy Goddard’s Dance Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); White's Barber Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); The Perry House (within shouting distance of this marker); Jim Curry’s Restaurant Walsh’s Gambling Hall (about 300 feet away); The Sporting Palace (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hays.
Regarding Union Pacific House. The Forsyth Scouts were organized at Fort Harker (near Ellsworth, Kansas) and Fort Hays (near the location of this marker) in August 1868 to help counter Arapahoe, Cheyenne and Sioux raids on the Kansas Pacific railroad, raids on the Solomon and Smokey Hill stage and wagon routes to Denver and raids on settlers in Western Kansas and Southwestern Nebraska.
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