Henry Newton Brown
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N 37° 01.987 W 097° 36.422
14S E 623890 N 4099453
Quick Description: Check out the Bank Marker in Medicine Lodge Kansas, it tells more of this story.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 7/16/2010 8:08:20 AM
Waymark Code: WM990W
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
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Long Description:

Marker Erected by: The Caldwell Historical Society
Marker Sponsors: Dr. Jim and Cynthia Plunk and the Caldwell Cherokee Strip Centennial Committee
Date Marker Erected: 1993
County of Marker: Sumner County
Location of Marker: 17 N. Main St., Caldwell
Marker Text:
Hired as assistant marshal in 1882 and later promoted to marshal. Henry Brown had failed to tell the city council about his interesting past which included cattle rustling, riding with Billy the Kid, and a trivial murder charge during the Lincoln County Wars. But his law enforcement abilities were legendary, including beating "rowdys" to the draw on two occasions on Caldwell's Main street, and killing both: Spotted Horse in May 1883 near this marker and Newt Boyce in December 1883 down the street. So taken was Caldwell that the citizens gave him a new, engraved Winchester rifle. On May 1, 1884, while on vacation from his Caldwell marshal duties, Brown and a few friends used the new rifle to rob the Medicine Lodge, Kansas bank and shoot two bank employees. Brown was killed by a mob while attempting to escape and his rifle is now on display in the Kansas Historical Museum, Topeka.

Marker Name: Henry Newton Brown

Marker Type: Other (Please identify in marker text)

Marker text:
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Marker Location: Sumner

Year Marker Placed: 1/1/1993

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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