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Pioneer Cowboy Jail - Council Grove, KS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 39.712 W 096° 28.842
14S E 719200 N 4282266
Quick Description: City Calaboose sine 1849
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 3/5/2015 7:38:21 AM
Waymark Code: WMNFCW
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:

County of jail: Morris County
Location of jail: Main St. (US 56) & Railroad Ave., city park, Council Grove
Marker erected bu Morris County Historicl Society

Marker text:

Reconstructed - 1998
"Only jail in early days on the Santa Fe Trail, within its walls desperados, border ruffians, and robbers were held. During the Indian raid of 1859 two Indians were taken out and hanged by a mob. A bad man, Jack McDowell, was hanged from the Neosho River Bridge after being guarded in the building. Jack the Peeper was shot while trying to escape after terrifying the town for months. This building has housed many bootleggers since 1880. Also some who ran stills producing moonshine whiskey...." ~ George W. Coffin in his "The Story of the Old Jail"

Main St. & Railroad Ave.
city park
Council Grove, KS USA

Open to the public: Yes

city park so sunrise to sunset, or common sense


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