LASR.net Homepage




Menu

Haunted Boot Hill Cemetery

Starting date:

Always call # confirm
Event# 785-628-2624

Event Details

Haunted Boot Hill Cemetery

The first cemetery for Hays City in 1867 was located on a hill just north of the town about half a mile. Because many of the first people who came to Hays City were either railroad workers or other rough citizens, some of the first burials at the cemetery were rather notorious characters. Horse thieves and other outlaws were buried at this first cemetery which was so named because many of the inhabitants “died with their boots on”. "The Homesteader", a statue by local artist Pete Felten, commemorates the location of the cemetery - which is no longer in use today.

This special program sponsored by the Ellis County Historical Society allows you to visit the location of the first Hays City graveyard on Halloween night to learn about the violence and misfortune that claimed its inhabitants. Actors portray those who were buried at Boot Hill and tell the story of their lives and how they died.

The program begins at dusk and is free.

Haunted Boot Hill Cemetery

Address : Corner of 18th & Fort Streets Hays KS
Phone : 785-628-2624   (Always call and confirm events.)

Web Address :
Admission Fee : FREE

Halloween

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Hays Aquatic Park

The Hays Aquatic Park is the ideal place to cool off and enjoy some summer fun. The H.A.P. is located on approximately 3.5 acres of land and is located at 4th & Main. There are three bodies of water (lazy river, leisure pool, multi-purpose pool)

Hays, KS Water Parks

Buffalo Herd

Located on US-183 Alternate, four miles south of I-70 and directly across from Historic Fort Hays is a small herd of buffalo. Free admission and visitors are welcome to view the herd from either the road that goes through Frontier Park or the access road south of the buffalo herd pasture.

Hays, KS Pioneer Life


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

Volga-German Heritage

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

Hays, KS Ethnic Heritage

Things to do near Hays, KS