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

“Dog” Kelley’s Faro House

 
 
“Dog” Kelley’s Faro House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 1, 2016
1. “Dog” Kelley’s Faro House Marker
Inscription. James H. "Dog" Kelley, who ran a saloon and gambling hall on this site, was involved in the assault upon Sheriff Peter Lanahan on July 16, 1871, at Henry "Lon" Kelly's Saloon west of here. When Lanahan's bullets nearly hit him, "Dog" was so enraged that he ran back here, fetched his rifle, and went to Emma Bowen's to shoot the dying Lanahan, firing through a closed door, he missed Lanahan but wounded a man named May. Kelley moved his building to Dodge City in early summer of 1872 and became a founder and third mayor of Dodge. The site was then occupied by the home of Sheriff Alexander Ramsey, who was killed by a horse thief on June 7, 1875. Ramsey's grief-stricken wife, Mary died a few weeks later, and both are buried in Mt. Allen Cemetery near Vine Street.

Hays City, Kansas

 
Erected by City of Hays Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau.
 
Location. 38° 52.311′ N, 99° 19.864′ W. Marker is in Hays, Kansas, in Ellis County. Marker is on West 10th Street west of Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. West 10th Street is a one-way street in this area. 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
“Dog” Kelley’s Faro House Marker on right side of building. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 1, 2016
2. “Dog” Kelley’s Faro House Marker on right side of building.
within walking distance of this marker. Judge Joyce’s Court (here, next to this marker); The Pioneer Store (a few steps from this marker); Ed Goddard’s Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Tommy Drum's Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Kate Coffey’s Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Waters and Murray’s Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); R. W. Evans’ Grocery Store (within shouting distance of this marker); James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hays.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 6, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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