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Dalton Defender Days

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-This year's festival will feature the famous Dalton Raid reenactments, Heart of the Heartland Train rides, chili cook-off and salsa competition, food vendors, kid's games and activities, shotgun weddings, arts and crafts, the OK Car Club car show, team roping and Cowboy Trade Days at the fairgrounds.

Dalton Defenders Days celebrates that fateful day of October 5, 1892 when the Dalton Gang was defeated in Coffeyville Kansas. The Dalton Gang attempted to rob two banks in Coffeyville and all but one of them was shot and killed. We celebrate the four towns people who gave their lives defending Coffeyville.

Dalton Defender Days


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Attractions and Upcoming Events

Elmwood Cemetery

Visit Elmwood Cemetery and see the grave site of three members of the Dalton Gang. An old hitching post marks the graves. Emmett Dalton, the lone survivor of the gang, returned to Coffeyville many years after the raid and placed a permanent marker on the graves.

Coffeyville, KS Cemeteries

The Dalton Gang

The Dalton Gang, which had been terrorizing the Indian Territory with its daring train robberies, set out in early October of 1892 from their hideout near Tulsa in an attempt to make outlaw history. It was Bob Dalton'

Coffeyville, KS Famous People

Perkins Building

Located in the Perkins Building, the Condon Bank was one of the two banks robbed during the Dalton Raid in 1892. Today this building has been restored and is listed as a National Historical Landmark.

Coffeyville, KS Historic Buildings

Dalton Defenders Museum

The Dalton Defenders Museum houses memorabilia from the infamous Dalton Raid in 1892. Guns, saddles and the original First National Bank doors can all be seen, plus many pictures taken following the raid.

Coffeyville, KS Museums

Historic Murals

Located throughout Coffeyville are murals depicting Coffeyville'

Coffeyville, KS Arts

Things to do near Coffeyville, KS