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Historic Walking Tour Caldwell, the Border Queen, has seen wild days as a cowtown beside the Chisholm trail, a brief period of booming times during the Oklahoma Land Rush days, and quiet prosperity based on the vast grain fields of Sumner County.

Nineteen historical markers are located in the downtown Cowtown District of Caldwell. True stories of the "Old West" accompany each marker and provide an unusually complete view of the town's past, such as, The Talbot Gang Shootout, Shooting up Main Street, Murder of Marshal George Flatt, The Red Light Saloon, and The Last Chance Saloon.

Stop by the visitors plaza at Main & 1st for a free map and tour guide with the marker locations listed.


Phone: 620-845-6666

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"Talking Tombstones Tour"

During the "Talking Tombstones Tour", some of Caldwell's infamous cowtown characters"come back" to tell their stories at their real graves.

Caldwell, KS Tours

Historic Walking Tour

Caldwell, the Border Queen, has seen wild days as a cowtown beside the Chisholm trail, a brief period of booming times during the Oklahoma Land Rush days, and quiet prosperity based on the vast grain fields of Sumner County.

Caldwell, KS Tours

Carnegie Library

The Caldwell Carnegie Library was one of 59 public libraries constructed in Kansas. Built in 1912, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings.

Caldwell, KS Carnegie Libraries

Caldwell Cemetery

See the tombstones of Cadwell's notorious ancestors in Caldwell Cemetery. George Wood, husband of Mag Wood, were the owners of the famous Red Light Saloon.

Caldwell, KS Cemeteries

Chisholm Trail Markers

A permanent, cut stone marker identifies the location of the Chisholm Trail that led to the largest cattle market of its time in the entire world in the 1870's.

Caldwell, KS Historical Markers

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