Shooting Up Main Street
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 01.950 W 097° 36.411
14S E 623907 N 4099385
Eager citizen wins Marshal job after gun fight.
Waymark Code: WM9717
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 07/07/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
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Marker Erected by: The Caldwell Historical Society
Sponsor of Marker: Donations from Karl and Linda Willey, Karl's Super Value, Inc.
     and The Caldwell Cherokee Strip Centennial Committee
Date Marker Erected: 1993
County of Marker: Sumner County
Location of Marker: 1 N. Main St. & Central Ave., Karls Apple Market, Caldwell
Marker Text:
On July 7, 1879, in the Moreland Saloon, Deputy Constable John Wilson and a citizen, George Flatt, cornered two cowboys named Woods and Adams. They had been firing their guns outside in celebration of being paid for a Texas cattle drive earlier in the day. A shootout followed leaving both cowboys dead, an innocent bystander named Kiser wounded, and George Flatt with a reputation that led the new city of Caldwell to hire Flatt as its first city Marshal. Flatt gladly took credit for shooting the cowboys but no one ever came forward to accept responsibility for wounding Mr. Kiser.

Marker Name: Shooting Up Main Street

Marker Type: Other (Please identify in marker text)

Marker text:
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Marker Location: Sumner

Year Marker Placed: 01/01/1993

Name of agency setting marker: Other (Please identify in marker text)

Official Marker Number: Not listed

Marker Web Address: Not listed

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