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

The Pioneer Store

 
 
The Pioneer Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 1, 2016
1. The Pioneer Store Marker
Inscription. County Commissioner Dennis Ryan and County Treasurer Mike Caplice ran the Pioneer Store, a general outfitting firm on this corner from 1867 to 1870. Their wagon driver, Allmeyer, was gravely wounded by a man named Cole on October 8, 1869. After a vigilante shot Cole, Sheriff "WIld Bill" Hickok intervened to prevent a mob from lynching him. Lt. Col. George Gibson, Commander of Fort Hays, had both wounded men taken to the Post Hospital, where they not only recovered, but also became "reconciled to each other...through the intervention of a Catholic priest." This corner was known in later years as Peach Tree Corner.

Hays City, Kansas

 
Erected by City of Hays Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau.
 
Location. 38° 52.305′ N, 99° 19.852′ W. Marker is in Hays, Kansas, in Ellis County. Marker is at the intersection of West 10th Street and Main Street, on the right when traveling west on West 10th Street. Touch for map. Location is now a real estate office. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 Main Street, Hays KS 67601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “Dog” Kelley’s Faro House (a few steps from this marker); Judge Joyce’s Court
Location of former Pioneer Store (Now Real Estate office) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 1, 2016
2. Location of former Pioneer Store (Now Real Estate office)
Marker is to left of door at corner.
(within shouting distance of this marker); James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok (within shouting distance of this marker); Ed Goddard’s Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Otero & Sellar's Warehouse (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hays.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
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 117 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 6, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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