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Hays, Kansas

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Volga-German Heritage

Volga German settlers began arriving in Ellis County in the mid-1870'

Hays, KS Ethnic Heritage

Hays Public Library

A nationally-recognized leader for outstanding per capita usage, renovated and expanded in 2003 to match the original 1911 Carnegie library. The 39,000

Hays, KS Libraries

Downtown Historical Walking Tour

The famous and infamous walked the streets of Old Hays City during the 1860's to 1880's including Wild Bill Hickok, Buffalo Bill Cody and General George Armstrong Custer. Twenty five bronze plaques mark the route and explain the historical significance of each site. Begin the tour near 13

Hays, KS Tours

Boot Hill Cemetery

The original Boot Hill was located in Hays not Dodge City, as many people believe. In fact, when Dodge City was founded in 1872, the Hays City Boot Hill was well populated. Mrs. Elizabeth Custer spent the summers of 1869 and 1870

Hays, KS Cemeteries

KS Merci Boxcar Museum & Veterans Memorial Park

Kansas Merci Boxcar Museum & Veterans Memorial Park At the close of World War II the French nation was devastated. Reconstruction was a slow process. Farmlands had been ravished. War-damaged factories had to be rebuilt and retooled before industry could begin the production of civilian goods. By 19

Hays, KS Museums

Things to do near Hays, KS

Boston Corbett Monument

Boston Corbett, as a Union Army soldier, shot John Wilkes Booth, who had assassinated President Abraham Lincoln. Rather than ...

Wilson Hunting

The lake attracts thousands of waterfowl in the spring and fall. Ring-necked pheasants, bobwhites, white-tailed deer, and cot...