Talbot Gang Shootout
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 01.924 W 097° 36.411
14S E 623908 N 4099336
Marshals, bad guys, and back shooters; nobody was safe.
Waymark Code: WM990V
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 07/16/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 9

Marker Erected by: The Caldwell Historical Society
Sponsors of Marker: Colin, Lucinda, Caten and Maxey Wood, Flowers Plus, and The Caldwell Cherokee Strip Centennial Committee
Date Marker Erected: 1993
County of Marker: Sumner County
Location of Marker: 8 S. Main St. & Central Ave., Caldwell
Marker Text:
On December 17, 1881 in the alley east, Mike Meagher, past Wichita Marshal and Caldwell Mayor was killed in a shootout with Jim Talbot and his gang. Also killed by the gunfire was George Spears, former policeman, who had changed to the Talbot side. The fight lasted long enough for a hardware store to pass guns and ammunition out to townspeople. Only 1 of the 4 gang members was convicted. Jim Talbot was one of those acquitted but was later killed, probably by Meagher's brother who was seen following Talbot from the courthouse in Wellington after Talbot's release.

Marker Name: Talbot Gang Shootout

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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