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Caldwell Opera House


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Caldwell's Opera House is Caldwell's oldest building. The building housed Caldwell's fist opera house in 1879 and boasts a colorful history, including the site of a shootout between Caldwell citizens and cowboy outlaws. The building was purchased and restored by the Caldwell Historical Society and today is used for cultural and entertainment events. It also showcases a display of historical artifacts from the 1880's during Caldwell's "hey0day" as a "rough and ready" cowtown along the Chisholm Trail.


Address: Corner of Main and Central
Phone: 620-845-2145
Our Email: caldwell@kanokla.net
Our Website:caldwellkansas.com

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Caldwell Railroads

The Santa Fe Railroad was the first railroad that came into Caldwell. Traces of the pens are still visible as well as the roundhouse.

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Ghost Riders of the Chisholm Trail Silhouette

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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.

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Old Mill and Elevator

The Old Mill and Elevator was originally built as a flour mill in the 1880s on the Santa Fe tracks by the Kramer Milling Company.

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Post Office Mural

The Caldwell Post Office, built in the 1930s, is listed on the National Historic Register, as it displays one of the collection of murals commissioned during the Depression Era by the WPA. The mural, "Cowboys Driving Cattle," was painted by Kenneth Evett in 1941.

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Caldwell Opera House

Caldwell's Opera House is Caldwell's oldest building. The building housed Caldwell's fist opera house in 1879 and boasts a co...