Boot Hill Cemetery 


. . .  in Hays City, Kansas USA

We are rounding up folklore

to publish a book.

Holler if you have some

juicy tidbits to share.  

Meanwhile, sit a spell on the

blog page and take a gander

at the Old West tales about

Boot Hill that we have unearthed. 

The Homesteader statue by local

sculpture artist Pete Felton

is located in a memorial park at

18th and Fort Street in Hays, Kansas

founded in 1974 by  the

Ellis County Historical Society.


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 Focusing on Hays City: 1868-1874 

Almost immediately after moving to Hays, Kansas,

Dr. Jane Talkington became mesmerized by the  

legend around the Boot Hill cemetery located amongst

the neighborhoods around 18th Street and Fort Street.


After finding bits and pieces of this fascinating story,

she soon realized Old West history needed a book

that compiled the available information about

Boot Hill in Hays City, Kansas.

Dr. Talkington inherited her love of history from her mother, an antique collector, and from her father, who has written books about cemeteries. He also created the indispensable COUSIN FINDER™ genealogy chart, now available $13.64 on Amazon. 


Don’t Be a Stranger, Contact Us: 

600 Park Street, #206 McCartney Hall 
Hays, Kansas 67601

HaysCityBootHill AT SYMBOL gmail DOT COM

Phone or Text: 785-592-1712 (Central Time)

Shutt Sketch.jpg
Home of attorney Jacob P. Shutts was build
on the crest of Boot Hill in 1907.
This house is still standing at 1810 Fort Street. 




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